№ 26 - What kind of Serbia: Symmetrical or Asymmetrical? Cover Image

№ 26 - Kakva Srbija: Simtrična ili asimetrična?
№ 26 - What kind of Serbia: Symmetrical or Asymmetrical?

Author(s): Editorial Board Helsinki Charter
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Inter-Ethnic Relations
Published by: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji
Keywords: de-centralization;constitutional amendment;Serbian Constitution;
Summary/Abstract: A public debate on constitutional revision begun even before Serbia’s new 2006 Constitution was declared. Dissatisfied with the constitutional frame for Vojvodina’s autonomy, the province’s autonomists mostly insisted on the issue. At the Third Vojvodina Convention last December they once again emphasized the need for constitutional amendment. Some speakers at the convention even said that autonomy was no longer a frame that could satisfy citizens of Vojvodina. Inability of the ruling coalition to reach a consensus on the draft Vojvodina statute just fueled their frustrations. In addition, the problems hampering parliamentary and governmental proceedings, and the imperative need to buffer political and economic effects of the global crisis brought constitutional amendment to the fore.

  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English, Serbian