Birth of a law


What happens if it is suspected that a law does not comply with the Constitution?

The Constitutional Court decides about the compliance of the law with the Constitution, with generally accepted rules of international law, and with ratified international treaties.
After a law has been voted on at the National Assembly, and before it has been promulgated and come into force, at the request of one third of the MPs (84 MPs), the Constitutional Court is obliged to assess the constitutionality of said law within seven days. If the law is promulgated before the decision is made on its (un)constitutionality, the Constitutional Court will proceed with the procedure as requested, according to the regular procedure for the assessment of constitutionality of laws.
State institutions, institutions of territorial autonomy, or local self-government bodies, as well as a minimum of twenty five MPs, can initiate proceedings to assess the constitutionality of a law in effect before the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court itself can also initiate proceedings.
On the other hand, any legal or physical entity has the right to initiate proceedings for the assessment of constitutionality and legality.



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Thursday, 24 May
  • 8.45 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the IPU President (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 9.00 - member of NARS standing delegation to IPU and coordinator of Sustainable Development Goals Focus Group Prof. Dr Milorad Mijatovic meets with the Deputy Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (NA House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 9.15 - press conference of the National Assembly Speaker and the IPU President and signing of the visitors’ book (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 9.30 - regional seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals for the Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, organized by the National Assembly and IPU (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)

  • 10.00 - continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 11.00 - press conference of MP Marinika Tepic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 11.15 - press conference of MP Miljan Damjanovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 11.30 - press conference of MP Tomislav Zigmanov (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 11.45 - press conference of MP Bosko Obradovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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