Analysis of the Lobbying Law of the Republic of Serbia Cover Image

Analiza Zakona o lobiranju Republike Srbije
Analysis of the Lobbying Law of the Republic of Serbia

Author(s): Smilja Obradović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Public Law, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Fondacija Centar za javno pravo
Keywords: Lobbying Law; Republic of Serbia; Anti-Corruption Agency; accession to the European Union; criminal provision;
Summary/Abstract: Lobbying Law is a new law in the legal framework of the Republic of Serbia, which will start to apply in the second half of 2019. The envisaged legal solutions were subject to detailed analysis. The reasons for the adoption of this regulation have been explained and the envisaged structure of the participants in this procedure was considered. The conditions for conducting this activity and the role of the Anti-Corruption Agency and its significance for the implementation of this law have been presented. Finally, a critical review of the implementation of the lobbying process has been carried out, where it was concluded that the anti-corruption purpose of this regulation has not been realized and that similar activities have already been conducted in Serbia under the auspices of some other laws. Additionally, the state authorities are not recognized as the bearers of the activities regarding the regulations’ improvement and the Lobbying Law does not foresee any obligation of state authorities in the lobbying process. The only justified reason for passing this law is the realization of the undertaken international obligations in the process of accession to the European Union.

  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Serbian