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18. 09. 13

click With regard to the third version, this time in a form entitled Draft Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia (for public debate), that the Ministry of Justice published on its website in late afternoon of the 11 September 2018, without a Constitutional Law for implementation of the Amendments and without a call for public debate, the Judges’ Association of Serbia is publishing the following

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racers only dating The Ministry of Justice, with this version of the Constitutional amendments also, does not withdraw from its intention to subject the judiciary to the executive and legislative powers, alongside widening the possibilities of political influence on the judiciary.

Read More: Press release regarding Draft Constitutional Amendments
18. 05. 14

go to link Following a request of the Judges’ Association of Serbia to assess the compatibility with European standards of the proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, the Bureau of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) published its Opinion on 4 May 2018.

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18. 03. 19

In her interview of 11 March of this year, the Minister of Justice presented a series of false and incomplete information. Let us start one by one. The fact that the Working Group that consisted of judges, public prosecutors and constitutional law professors drafted the Legal Analysis of the Constitutional Framework on the Judiciary in 2014 does not mean that the Analysis was the starting point of the hitherto process of amending the Constitution in terms of content. This Analysis, the whole of the judiciary is concordant with, was hidden from the public by the Ministry of Justice, while the Working Version of the Draft Amendments is diametrically opposed to it. Comments of the Supreme Court of Cassation, the High Judicial Council, the Judges’ Association, as well as public statements of the members of the Working Group, Dragomir Milojević, constitutional law professors Irena Pejić and Darko Simović and my own testify about this.

Read More: Incomplete information from Minister of Justice
18. 03. 15

As a contribution to the debate on the Working Version of the Draft Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia on 20 February 2018 the Judges Association of Serbia and the Prosecutors Association of Serbia have organised a Public Hearing of Professors that was attended by fifteen eminent experts from the fields of constitutional law, theory of state and law, and judicial-organisational law. The event was attended by Prof. Ratko Markovic, Ph.D, Prof. Irena Pejić, Ph.D, Prof. Darko Simović, Ph.D, Prof. Olivera Vučić, Ph.D, Prof. Dragan Stojanović, Ph.D, Prof. Marijana Pajvančić, Ph.D, Prof. Jasminka Hasanbegović, Ph.D, Prof. Bosa Nenadić, Ph.D, Prof. Tanasije Marinković, Ph.D, Prof. Vesna Rakić-Vodinelić, Ph.D, Prof. Radmila Vasić, Ph.D, Prof. Zoran Ivošević, Ph.D, Prof. Marko Stanković, Ph.D, Prof. Violeta Beširević, Ph.D, and Academician Prof. Kosta Čavoški, Ph.D. These persons are of different age, educational background and political orientation, and their only common denominator is the legal profession. In terms of expert conclusions, they all agree that the proposed Working Version should be withdrawn due to numerous shortcomings, and that an entirely new version of the text should be drafted, with due respect paid to the constitutional procedure.

Read More: Key positions of professors
18. 03. 08

In line with a joint call of the Ministry of Justice and the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of 24 January 2018 to submit comments on the Working Version of the Draft Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbiaof the Draft Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, the Judges' Association of Serbia submitted its contribution.

Download the Judges' Associationof Serbia Comments by clicking here.