THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN SERBIA: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES

  • Maja Nastić

Abstract

Taking into consideration that the protection of human rights is a basic


principle of modern constitutions, the purpose of the paper is to address


to the constitutional protection of human rights in Serbia. The focus will


be on the constitutional law framework, how it deals with the human


rights and mechanisms adopted for the implementation and enforcement


of these rights.


The Constitution of Serbia devotes considerable attention to the matter of


human rights. The fundamental principles which are recognized in the


Constitution in this area are the direct implementation of human rights,


the purpose of constitutional guarantees, limitation on human and


minority rights, prohibition of discrimination, protection of human and


minority rights and freedoms.


The protection of human rights in the Serbian Constitution is set up on


two pillars: one, national and, the other, international. This article aims at


defining the role of the courts and the constitutional courts in protecting


the fundamental rights. The core of the national system of human rights


protection constitute the courts. This is very important because one of the


vital ways to keep human rights safe is by preserving the prevailing role


of the judiciary.


This article also aims at defining the role of the constitutional courts in


protecting the fundamental rights of individuals by relating the


importance of constitutional review and constitutional appeal.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
NASTIĆ, Maja. THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN SERBIA: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 1, n. 5, p. 421-437, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2945>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2020.