31 May 2021  The participants of the public hearing

31 May 2021 The participants of the public hearing

Monday, 31 May 2021

Sixth Public Hearing on Changes to Constitution in Field of Judiciary

The Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues held the sixth public hearing on the changes to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia in the field of the judiciary in the Novi Sad City Assembly.


The Chairperson of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues Jelena Zaric Kovacevic thanked Minister of Justice Maja Popovic, Mayor of Novi Sad Milos Vucevic, President of the Novi Sad City Assembly Jelena Marinkovic Radomirovic, representatives of courts, prosecutors and the Novi Sad Bar Association for their attendance.

In her opening address, the President of the Novi Sad City Assembly Jelena Marinkovic Radomirovic pointed out that certain provisions of the Constitution concerning the judiciary need to be changed in order to establish a better system, proposals for the elections, transfer and termination of judicial office of judges, court presidents, public prosecutors and their deputies. She stressed that the process of Constitutional amendment is very complex and comprehensive, and expressed her belief that an open dialogue is the best way to find solutions to all problems in all areas of our society, and wished the participants successful work.

Minister of Justice Maja Popovic, as the authorised representative of the proposer, said that the proposed changes to the Constitution are envisaged as an activity in the Negotiation Chapter 23 Action Plan adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 27 April 2016 and revised on 10 July 2020. They are the most significant reform concerning the rule of law, a core value of any democratic society and one of the priorities of the European Union, the Minister pointed out.

In the ensuing discussion the attending exchanged opinions, views and constructive proposals concerning the proposed constitutional changes in the field of justice.


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  • 11.00 - continuation of the Third Special Sitting of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 12.00 - press conference of the MPs of the People’s Party Parliamentary Group (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 14.00 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 15.30 - press conference of MP Dragan Nikolic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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