Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University


EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion: The Case of Serbia

Working Paper

Boris Begovic
Dragor Hiber

Issued by
CDDRL, 2006

In the former (second) Yugoslavia (1945-1991) which was a federal state, according to the constitutional provision on the federal character of the state, judicial system was organized on the level of federal units (republic and provinces) and on the federal level only consistency of the case law was provided by the revision function of the Federal Court (cassation). Furthermore the Federal Attorney prosecutes the most severe crimes against the state and political order, taking into account the ideological charters of that order.