Reasons and Possible Effects of Reforms to Juvenile Criminal Procedure in the Republic of Serbia Cover Image

Разлози и могући ефекти реформе кривичног поступка према малолетницима у Републици Србији
Reasons and Possible Effects of Reforms to Juvenile Criminal Procedure in the Republic of Serbia

Author(s): Vladimir V. Veković
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Criminology
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Juvenile criminal law;Criminal proceedings against juveniles;Accession negotiations;Republic of Serbia;European Union;
Summary/Abstract: Problems encountered during the ten-year implementation of the Law on Juvenile Offenders and Criminal Protection of Minors and recommendations of the European Commission in the report on screening for Chapter 23 − Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, have indicated clearly the need to adopt a new law that will fully regulate the position of juvenile criminal justice in the Republic of Serbia. Accordingly, the Draft Law on juvenile offenders and the protection of minors in criminal proceedings has been made in 2015 and presented to the public, which will bring significant and substantial innovations in our juvenile criminal law. Planned changes in the criminal proceedings against juveniles are fully in line with modern trends in science of juvenile criminal law, the most important universal and regional documents in this field, solutions in comparative juvenile criminal law, the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the highest standards of the European Union. The author points out that the activities in the legislative field are necessary to build an adequate institutional framework, strengthen the administrative capacity and ensure effective practical application of improved normative solutions. Coordinated and effective action on these interdependent levels undoubtedly can: a) contribute to the successful prevention and combating of crime in this age categories of offenders; b) facilitate the achievement of the objective of the proceedings against a juvenile − exercise its best interest; and c) have a positive impact on the dynamics of the negotiation process for Chapter 23, and therefore the faster accession of our country to the European Union.

  • Page Range: 759-774
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Serbian