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Constitutional Complaint in the Ex-Yugoslav Republics

Author(s): Darko Simović
Subject(s): Constitutional Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Constitutional complaint;Human rights;Ex-Yugoslav republics;
Summary/Abstract: The importance of the constitutional protection of human rights is undoubted. However, until the last decade of the 20th century, constitutional appeal was introduced in only three European countries: Austria, Germany and Spain. But when a wave of democratization swept through communist countries, followed by new constitutions based on values of liberal democracy, interest in this legal institute increased across the European continent. Among six ex-Yugoslav Republics, only Bosnia and Herzegovina has not yet implemented constitutional appeal. Except for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which incorporated an extremely restricted constitutional appeal, the institute of constitutional appeal in the last four countries has many similar features. However, we cannot ignore some specific features of these new institutional models, so we can say that the ex-Yugoslav countries have contributed to the development of this institute.