The Police In The Protection Of Human Rights And Civil Liberties Cover Image

Полиција у заштити људских права и грађанских слобода
The Police In The Protection Of Human Rights And Civil Liberties

Author(s): Željko Nikač
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: human rights; civil liberties; rule of law; reform of the police; Serbia and the EU

Summary/Abstract: Human rights and civil liberties are the achievements of human civilization and development of the society, which are accepted by all progressive and democratic states as an integral part of the international legal order. In countries with a parliamentary tradition, with the separation of powers and control mechanisms, human rights and civil liberties are a category of primary importance. In accordance with contemporary requirements, a process of social transformation and reform of the police and security services was initiated in Serbia at the end of the twentieth century. The main objectives of the reform of the security sector are depoliticization, debureaucratisation, decriminalization and professionalization. In terms of operational organization and models of the Serbian Ministry of Interior, a universal model of "Community Policing" was accepted, which centers on a safe community. Police Act and by-laws are largely harmonized with the EU and international standards. The regulations and the rules everyday conduct of the police emphasize the principle of legality in the work, the protection of human rights and civil liberties, and the affirmation of the rule of law principle.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 1669-1688
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian