§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Who is responsible for arresting those who attempted to murder Mr Zeljko Kopanja, a newspaper editor in Bosnia; and what action is being taken by the international authorities there and by NATO troops. [HL4426]
§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
We do not know who is responsible for the attempted murder of Mr Kopanja. Republika Srpska police are responsible for investigating criminal activities in their jurisdiction, including the Kopanja case. The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Hercegovina (UNMIBH) has offered to provide support, and has assigned two officers from the International Police Task Force to assist with the investigation. SFOR forces have no remit to undertake civilian policing tasks.