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Ljudska i izborna prava
Human and Electoral Rights

Author(s): Katarina Jovičić, Anđelka Plavšić-Nešić
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Electoral systems
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: Human Rights; Political Rights; Electoral Rights; Right to Vote; Legal Sources of Human and Electoral Rights
Summary/Abstract: Political rights provides citizens with participation in the political life of the state and public affairs. In the group of political rights the most important place undoubtedly belongs to the electoral rights, which allows citizens to express their will in that process directly and/or through elected representatives. These are fundamental human rights, proclaimed and protected by numerous documents and the determination of human rights, their evolution, the basic principles and their classification are subject of the first part of this work. The subject of second part of this paper is electoral right, which is viewed as a set of rights that citizens realise during the elections, so this issue was treated by considering the right to vote or to be elected, as well as other special rights that constitute its content. The electoral rights proclaim the very first historical declarations on human rights and freedoms and today it is governed by international agreements and relevant legislation within the state. Sources of human and electoral rights are subject to the third part of this paper, which presents the most important universal and regional systems of protection of human and electoral rights, as well as sources of those rights in Serbia. Bearing in mind that international sources of human and electoral rights are not in the same form and that they have different legal effect, it is pointed out to their most significant differences.

  • Page Range: 208-231
  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Serbian