Monday, 3 November 2003
12th Session of the Constitutional Commission Held
The Constitutional Commission held the twelfth session on October 31 at 14.00 h. Mr. Vladan Batic, Ph.
The Constitutional Commission held the twelfth session on October 31 at 14.00 h. Mr. Vladan Batic, Ph. D., presided over this session.
Mr. Vladan Batic, Ph. D., the Constitutional Commission President, informed the present members on the written information on future non-participation in the Commission work, delivered by Mr. Mujo Mukovic, after Mr. Milos Lukic had handed over the information of the same content previously. Mr. President informed the membership on the fact that the basis pursuant to which Mr. Rodoljub Sabic had been appointed the Commission member ceased to exist after he resigned the Minister for State Administration and Local Self-Administration Office, having in mind the fact that he had been appointed the Commission makeup member in the capacity of the Republic of Serbia Government representative.
The Constitutional Commission members that attended this session have expressed their will for the Commission to resume its work, for consensus on as much as possible issues to be reached at the sub-committee level, as well as for total number of alternatives to be reduced before the Commission gives its position on suggested solutions.
Messrs. Bosko Ristic, Vladan Batic Ph. D., and Nenad Canak have informed the Commission members on their activities on both providing the experts' aid and making of the new Constitution of Serbia.
Mr. Bosko Ristic talked to representatives of the Spanish Institutional Program, a Spanish agency appointed for Near and Far East and Middle Europe which provided both experts and financial aid to the Constitutional Commission, especially for making of the part of the Constitution referring to territorial organization.
Upon invitation, Messrs. Vladan Batic, Ph. D. and Nenad Canak took a part at the Venetian Commission session, under the European Council auspices. Both the results of Constitutional Commission work up to date and problems it has to deal with in the future have been presented to the Venetian Commission.
The Venetian Commission will, on November 24 and 25, send to Belgrade experts due to help the Constitutional Commission harmonize solutions it comes to with the European standards. In advance to that, it is necessary i to work out the integral text of the Constitution, with no any alternatives whatsoever. In that sense, the Basic Issues and Coordination Sub-Committee shall harmonize the present alternatives, the Human Rights Sub-Committee already had finished its part of the work, while the Territorial Organization Sub-Committee will resume its work as well after the political consensus and possible adoption of territorial organization principles reconciled by the Sub-Committee members had been realized.