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Struggle for Separation of Powers and Rule of Law

 

Author: Milan Antonijevic

Belgrade, June 2017

Area: European Integration

 

The Constitution of the Republic in Serbia needs to be amended to eliminate: a) shortcomings regarding the status of institutions safeguarding judicial independence; b) inequality between the judiciary and other branches of government, and, c) imprecision and illogicality of provisions on the appointment of judges and prosecutors, court presidents and other judicial officers. Serbia is under the obligation to make these amendments also in the EU accession process, within Chapter 23. The author proposes the disassociation of the High Judicial Council and the State Prosecutorial Council from the executive and changes in the status of judges, especially first-time judges appointed to three-year probation terms in office. 

 

More than Hollow Words: Independent Bodies in Constitutional Revision

 

Author: Tara Tepavac

Belgrade, May 2017

Area: European Integration

 

The forthcoming process of revising the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia should be used to define the position of independent bodies and strengthen their influence. Defining independent bodies in charge of the protection of human rights in the Constitution is one of the key steps for strengthening their preventive and oversight functions and ensuring guarantees of fundamental rights and freedoms of the citizens enshrined in the Constitution. 

 

Necessity of Amending the Serbian Constitution Provisions on Constitutional Change within the EU Accession Process

Author: Jelena Jerinić

Belgrade, October 2016

Area: european integration

 

There is agreement that the Serbian Constitution will have to be amended at least twice within the EU accession process. The complex constitutional change procedure will slow down or prolong the period needed for enacting the accession-related amendments, as well as any other constitutional changes deemed necessary. The provisions on the amendment of the Constitution thus need to be amended, either within the recommended total revision of the Constitution, or the very first time its individual provisions are amended. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supportive Policies for Stronger Social Entrepreneurship Sector

 

Author: Dina Rakin 

Belgrade, March 2017

Area: Socio - economic Development

 

 

Jedino se strategijom koja definiše prioritete, ciljeve, aktere, resurse i rokove može odgovoriti na trenutne potrebe i izazove za sektor socijalnog preduzetništva u pogledu stvaranja podsticajnog pravnog i institucionalnog okvira u Srbiji.

 

(Un)supportive Legal and Institutional Framework and Local Success Stories of Social Entrepreneurship: Experiences from Serbia and Croatia

 

Authors: Dina Rakin i Davorka Vidović

Belgrade, March 2017

Area: Socio-economic Development

 

 

Legal and institutional frameworks in the countries of Southeast Europe are underdeveloped, inadequate and they do not boost the development of social economy and social entrepreneurship. The experiences of “good practice” from Croatia and Serbia indicate the elements in unsupportive environments that enable the success of social entrepreneurship practice. 

 

Think tanks in Serbia: In Pursuit of Impact

Author: Aleksandar Bogdanović

Belgrade, Oktober 2016

Oblast: european integration

 

The impact of think tanks could be enhanced within the current legal and institutional framework and current circumstances in Serbian society by overcoming internal organisational challenges and taking a proactive attitude towards policy-making actors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Independent Bodies and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia: Collaboration or Ignorance?

Author: Tara Tepavac

Belgrade, Oktober 2015

Area: European Integration

 

Proficient cooperation between the independent bodies and the National Assembly in overseeing the work of executive is an essential dimension of the quality of democratic institutions and good governance. Therefore, their cooperation has to be strengthened in order to overcome the existing obstacles which undermine their influence and effectiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The purpose of human rights from the point of view of the present and future Serbian constitutional law system

Author: Sasa Gajin

Belgrade, April 2014

Area: Rule of Law

 

 

The main topic of this text is analyzed primarily in the context of application of fundamental principles of constituting a political community. The author goes on to analyze the deficiencies of the present constitutional law system which provides protection and respect of human rights. Finally, the author gives guidelines to amend constitutional provisions on human rights in the prospect of drafting a new constitution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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