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Право на породични живот и права дјетета у Републици Српској
The Right to Family Life and Rights of the Child in Republic of Srpska

Author(s): Dimitrije Ćeranić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Civil Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Family life;Rights of a child;Family law;Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina;Republic of Srpska;
Summary/Abstract: Full and harmonized development of a child’s personality, growing up with his/her family in the atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding is an ideal every society should strive for. For this ideal to be achieved, it is necessary, among other things, to establish a legal system in which the rights of a child and their right to family life will be respected. In this article author discusses the protection of these rights in the legal system of Rel public of Srpska by comparing domestic legislature to international instruments from the same area of law, in particular to the practice of the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The author concludes that the current system of analyzed rights ought to be reformed and harmonized with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The author also argues that domestic judges should be provided with additional training concerning interpretation and enforcement of certain constitutional and statutory norms regulating these issues.