Features - Guide to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Legal Research

Jelena Glisic is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy from Nish, Yuglosalvia (1997). She holds also a B.A. in Serbian language and literature. She worked as a language editor for the Prosveta Publishing House. Presently she works for the Nish University Library, Nikola Tesla, as a librarian in the Information-and-Loan Department. In October 2001, she attended the Advanced Training for Law Librarians in Riga (Latvia), organized by the Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute (The Open Society Institute from Budapest).

Marija Pavlovic is a graduate of the Philological Faculty in Belgrade (1999). She worked as a librarian in the National Library of Serbia (the Department of Holdings, Care and Division) in the Reference Room, which maintains a collection of government publications. She attended the Advanced Training for Law Librarians organized by Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute (Open Society Institute) in Riga (Latvia) in October 2001. She works as a law librarian in the Legal Resource Center from Belgrade, founded in the National Library of Serbia, on December 2001.


Table of Contents

The Background of Yugoslav Legal System
The Authority System
The Legislative Authority
Sources of Law
The Executive Authority
The Federal Ministries
Federal Institutions Not Within the Federal Ministries
Federal Government Services
The Court Authority
Special Appendix on Yugoslav Human Rights
The Legal Education in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
The Law Faculties and the Law Libraries in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Introduction to Yugoslav Legal Publishing
Official and Well-Known Publishers of Legal Literature
Contact Info for Legal Publishers
Selected Legal Literature (Except Periodicals)
Textbooks
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Criminology
Monographs
Reference Books
List of Selected Legal Periodicals and Contact Info for Well-Known Periodical Publishers
Miscellaneous Legal Sites

Background of the Yugoslav Legal System

The federal Republic of Yugoslavia consists of two federal units: the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Montenegro. This federal state, proclaimed by the Constitution on 27 April 1992, is based on the pluralistic, parliamentary democracy, committed to the rule of law, free market economy, freedom of public activities, social justice, human rights, equality and welfare of all citizens.

This kind of federation is unusual in comparative systems, which causes many problems in the activity of federation. Nevertheless, our government is trying to solve all the problems, on a mutual base of cooperation.

Since the establishment of the Constitution (from 1992), there have been a lot of changes in the area of the legislation (constitutional, political, economic legislation), as well as in the area of the real relations of the political forces in the government’s institutions.

The Constitution of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is inspired by well known European constitutions, such as the constitutions of France and Germany, and it contains both elements of the federation and confederation structure (at the moment, the parliament is working on the draft of a new constitution). The Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Montenegro are sovereign, and decide on matters that are not under the jurisdiction of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Both republics have their own constitutions according to which they independently establish their own organization of the authority. However, there are a few principles in the Federal Constitution on which the organization of the authority is based both in the federal state and in its federal units: the division of authority, representative government, democracy, and local communities.

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The Authority System

In general, the authority system in the federal state, and in its federal units, is the Parliament.

The authority system in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is divided into:

  1. The Legislative authority
  2. The Executive authority
  3. The Court authority

The Legislative Authority

According to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Federal Parliament, which represents the legislative authority, consists of the Council of Citizens and the Council of Republics. It is elected by citizens, and by the system of proportional elections. This model of elections has been taken because of the political pluralism (after 1989), which made it possible for all political organizations to participate equally in the work of the Parliament. Both federal units are equally represented. A decision can be made if both councils elect the same decision during their sessions. The Federal Parliament has the election function: it elects and changes the President of the Federal Government, judges of the Federal Constitutional Court and of the Constitutional Court, and the President of the National Bank of Yugoslavia. Yugoslav legislation, especially political legislation, since the establishment of the late Constitution, is in the process of developing its basic institutions, according to responsive examples such as France, Germany, and Austria. The political legislation, above all issues of human rights and freedom (for example, freedom of press, or autonomy of the university) were the major reasons for the popular dissatisfaction which resulted in political changes at the end of the 2000.

Sources of Law

The Yugoslav legal system has its origins in European continental law, so it applies the traditional sources of civil law system that include:

  1. Constitution
  2. Laws and
  3. Other legal documents (you can find this information in publications which appear in the list of legal literature at the end of the article). You can also see the other parts of the article (publishers, periodicals) and visit these Web sites:
http://www.intermex.co.yu
On this web site you can get information about "Intermex”, which is the privately owned software and publishing company, established in 1989. This publisher has its headquarters in Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Nicosia (Cyprus). It specializes in providing the software, databases and publications (among other publications) that cover legal regulations (you can find, among other valuable information for lawyers, over 20,000 court decisions and opinions of almost all courts in Yugoslavia), customs tariff, taxes and contract management.  An English version is available too.  You can find more about this publishing company in the a latter part of the article (legal publishers).
http://www.propisi.com
This web site is dedicated to regulations in The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It includes the most recent, the new and the selected federal (Yugoslavia), republic (Serbia and Montenegro) and city regulations (Belgrade, the capital of Serbia).
http://www.propisi.co.yu/
On this site you can find the unique system for staying current with regulations and for applications of those regulations. This web site includes everything about regulations in The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Macedonia, Republic of Hungary and European Union. It includes regulations for the capital of Yugoslavia - Belgrade. On this site you can find the full text of regulations, the patterns of regulations and business software, but you must be a subscriber to the site (the Serbian version is the only available version). You can also find the regulations from "Sluzbeni list SR Jugoslavije” and "Sluzbeni glasnik Republike Srbije” (those are the official legal gazettes in Yugoslavia, and the publishers, as well).

According to Yugoslav sources of law, the Anglo-Saxon system of Case Law is not competitive, although the universities from this scientific discipline explore the theory and the practice of the Case Law (in the frame of the legal, political and economic sciences).

The Executive Authority

The symbols of the executive authority are the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Government. The Federal Parliament elects the Federal Government. According to the Constitution, the government is liable, as a representative of the Federal Parliament.  The Federal Government establishes and carries out a foreign policy, maintains a relationship of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia with other countries and international organizations, common acts of Federal Parliament. The Federal Government is made up of a prime minister, deputy prime minister, and federal ministers. It is formed for a four-year term.

Federal Ministries

  1. Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  2. Federal Ministry for Defense
  3. Federal Ministry for Internal Affairs
  4. Federal Ministry for Justice
  5. Federal Ministry for Finance
  6. Federal Ministry for Economy and Domestic Trade
  7. Federal Ministry for Transportation and Telecommunications Affairs
  8. Federal Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations
  9. Federal Ministry of National and Ethnical Communities

Federal Institutions Not Within the Federal Ministries

  1. Federal Customs Administration
  2. Federal Statistical Office
  3. Federal Hydro-meteorological Institute
  4. Archives of Yugoslavia

Federal Government Services

  1. General Secretariat of Federal Government
  2. Federal Government Service for Commercial Activities
  3. Air Service
  4. Protocol

The official Web sites of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are:

http://www.dos.org.yu/
This is the site of Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) – all about the political party that is governing to a country. English version will be available soon. Contact info:
Address: 41, Simina, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel/fax: (+ 381 11) 334-06-20, 334-19-24, 324-76-05 and 322-56-97
E-mail: info@dos.org.yu
http://www.yu/
You can find all Yugoslav (YU) domains, here, and all relevant facts about this federation. Pick up a domain and look which selection of subjects you have got. There is the list of subjects, in alphabetical order, for every YU domain. English version is available.
http://www.gov.yu
This is the site of the government of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. You can find here everything about the federation main symbols (the flag, arms, etc.), about The Federal Constitution, Federal Ministries, federal institutions and services, and other relevant matters about this federation government.  An English version is available.
http://www.parliament.gov.yu
You can find out everything about the Federal Parliament of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia here. An English version is available.
http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/
This site is dedicated to the most important domains of The Republic of Serbia. The main parts of this site are: Facts about Serbia (Statistics, Provinces, Districts, Constitution), Government, News and Transition in Serbia. This is, in fact, the web site of Serbian Government. Contact info:
Address: 36, Kralja Milana (Srpskih Vladara), St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: (+ 381 11) 334-64-30
Fax: (+ 381 11) 334-63-77
E-mail: ooc@srbija.sr.gov.yu

The Court Authority

The Court System is based on the principle of division of the authority and independence of the legal authority. Independence of judiciary comes from the principles of legality and constitutionality. The court system of Yugoslavia is unique.

There are two types of courts:

  1. Courts of general jurisdiction (township courts, district and the supreme courts of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Montenegro) and

  2. Courts of specialized jurisdiction (military and economic courts).

According to Court Law of the Republic of Serbia (from 1991), there are the following courts of general jurisdiction in this republic:

  1. The municipal courts,
  2. The district courts and
  3. The Republic Supreme Court.

According to Court Law of the Republic of Montenegro (from 1995), there are the following courts of general jurisdiction in this republic:

  1. The Magistrate Courts,
  2. The Higher Courts and
  3. The Supreme Court of the Republic.

There is also the Federal Court, which performs its legal authority according to the constitution. This court decides on the last level, on the appeals against verdict of the supreme courts and the Republic Military Court, in cases where sentences of imprisonment for fifteen years, or the harder sentences, were pronounced by the Criminal Law Act. The Constitutional Court has jurisdiction too.

The Federal State Prosecutor's Office is an independent governmental agency, which pursues perpetrators of crimes and other acts punished by law. It protects constitutionality and legality. The function of Prosecutor's Office performs Republic Public Prosecutor, District Public Attorney and Township Public Attorney.

Taking into consideration the new constitutional resolutions, in the constitutions of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and its republics, as well as in the court laws, we can conclude that the court organization is based on the following principles:

  1. The principle of being elected and the solvability of the judges
  2. The principle of the gathering in the administration of justice
  3. The principle of the participation of the citizens in the legal proceedings
  4. The principle of delivering sentences on all resorts of the court system and
  5. The principle of the autonomy and independence of the courts

The following citation (from the textbook "The Criminal Procedure” – by professors Cedomir Stojanovic and Vojislav Djurdjic) explains the last principle:

"According to constitutional and legal regulations, we can conclude that the courts are autonomous and independent organs of the state, which are in court power and decide on the criminal, civil and administrative matters. The function of a judge is elective and permanent…the confirmation of the autonomy and independence of the courts is also the legal regulation. According to that, the judge can not be the minister and the member of committee, he can not perform the political and legal functions, or any other function, job, or duty, which could affect his autonomy and independence, or which could jeopardize his reputation or reputation of the court (the article 6. of the Law of the Republic of Serbia)."

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A Special Appendix on Yugoslav Human Rights

  • The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia passed into law and incorporated into its legal system the entire body of internationally recognized human rights laws and regulations.
  • The international treaties on human rights, signed and ratified by The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, represent an integral part of its internal laws.
  • The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is a multi-ethnic, multilingual and multi-religion country. One third of the population of The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia consists of national minorities.
  • One third of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are devoted to human rights.
  • A special part of the Second Chapter of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia regulates the rights of the national minorities.
  • The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia guarantees the protection of human rights by the courts of justice.

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Legal Education in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

The legal education in Yugoslavia is based on a curriculum of high-quality, which is organized to develop legal ways of thinking and legal culture. Through the legal profession, lawyers have direct and indirect influence on creating the law.

To become a lawyer, a student must graduate from the faculty of law. Studies last for four years (eight semesters). To become a student of the faculty of law, a candidate must pass the admission test. Students are divided into full-time students and part-time students. There are students from foreign countries in Yugoslavia, too. The practical training for students is organized in courts.

To become an advocate, or a judge, a lawyer must pass a qualifying examination for judges/advocates. Today, it is necessary for judges to have additional education, according to the regulations of European Union and Council of Europe.

Law Faculties and Law Libraries in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

There are six faculties of law in Yugoslavia.

In the Federal Republic of Serbia, there are five faculties of law:

  1. The Faculty of Law in Belgrade,
  2. The Faculty of Law in Nish,
  3. The Faculty of Law in Novi Sad,
  4. The Faculty of Law in Kragujevac and
  5. The Faculty of Law in Pristina -- today it is in Vranje.

In the Federal Republic of Montenegro, there is a Faculty of Law in Podgorica.

Each of the faculties and courts has its own library. They cooperate and exchange legal information and material.

There are two examples of law libraries, in the law faculties, in this article.

The Faculty of Law in Belgrade owns the biggest law library in the country with about 130,000 monographs, a large number of prints, archives, domestic and foreign periodicals. It is an important center of law investigations. Contact info for the Faculty of Law in Belgrade:

Address: 67, Bulevar Revolucije, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Web site: http://www.ius.bg.ac.yu
Telephone: (+381 11) 324-15-01
Fax: (+381 11) 322-12-99
E-mail: pravni@ius.bg.ac.yu

The Faculty of Law in Nish will be included in the TEMPUS program, which makes the integration into inter-faculty and inter-university cooperation in Europe possible.

The faculty has its own library of over 25,000 volumes and 402 titles of periodicals, classified in the systematic, subject, authorial and topographic catalogues, which may also be searched through the computer network. There is a rich lexical material in the Library, as well as the complete collection of official registers issued in Yugoslavia after the World War II.

Further information of the Faculty and its library will be available through its web site. Contact info:

Address: 11, Trg Kralja Aleksandra, St., 18000 Nish, Serbia
Web site: http://www.prafak.ni.ac.yu/
Telephone: (+381 18) 523-099 and 523-545
Fax: (018) 523-545, lok: 189
E-mail (for cooperation with the Faculty of Law in Nish): saradnja@prafak.ni.ac.yu

If you want to know something more about education in The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, you can visit the web site of the University of Belgrade at http://www.rcub.bg.ac.yu.

On this academic network you can find out everything about the University of Belgrade (about its institutions). You can also find information about the universities of Serbia, faculties, institutes, libraries, centers. Contact info for the computer center of the University of Belgrade:

Address: 84, Bulevar Revolucije, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: (+381 11) 321-84-01 and 434-596
Fax: (+381 11) 303-12-57
Post-office box: 866

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Introduction to Yugoslav Legal Publishing

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is passing through a difficult period, but it is, after the October 2000 elections, in the process of democratic transition of its political, economic and social systems. The main objective of the Yugoslav transition is, first of all, to approach the standards of the European continental law and to accept the norms of the European Union, which Yugoslavia intends to join.

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has a long tradition in publishing and printing. Taking into consideration that The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is passing through a democratic transition, we can conclude that publishing in our country is pretty alive now. There are many successful private publishers today. We can say all that for legal publishing in general.

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has a small market for legal materials, but, nevertheless, competition has always been quite strong in this country. There are many important large and small publishers (some of the large publishers are official publishers of legal literature, too). All faculties of law are publishers of legal literature.

Readers of this article may find necessary information about the most important legal publishers in The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia below:

Official and Well-Known Publishers of Legal Literature

The most important publishers of legal literature in our country are: "Sluzbeni list Savezne Republike Jugoslavije” (Belgrade), "Sluzbeni glasnik Republike Srbije” (Belgrade), "Sluzbeni list Republike Crne Gore” (Podgorica – Montenegro), "Intermex” (Belgrade), "Savezni sud” (Belgrade), "Institut za uporedno pravo” (Belgrade), "Zavod za udzbenike i nastavna sredstva” (Belgrade), "Savremena administracija” (Belgrade), "Naucna knjiga” (Belgrade), "Poslovna politika” (Zemun, Serbia), "Policijska academia” (Belgrade), "Jugoslovensko udruzenje za medjunarodno pravo” (Belgrade), "Udruzenje pravnika Jugoslavije” (Belgrade), "Udruzenje pravnika Srbije” (Belgrade), "Srpsko udruzenje za krivicno pravo” (Belgrade), "Prosveta – Beograd” (Belgrade), "Prosveta – Nish” (Nish, Serbia), "Narodna knjiga” (Belgrade), "Beostar” (Belgrade), "Pravo” (Novi Sad, Serbia), etc.

Contact Info for Legal Publishers

  1. "Sluzbeni list Savezne Republike Jugoslavije" is the well-known name of the official publisher and official legal gazette. This publishing house was founded in 1945 by the government of former Yugoslavia. It publishes laws, decisions, indexes, but everything is only in Serbian. The web site of this publishing house is not avaliable yet.

    Address: 1, Jovana Ristica, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 306-05-00

    Some of regulations from "Sluzbeni list Savezne Republike Jugoslavije" you can find on the web site for Yugoslav laws and regulations at http://www.propisi.co.yu/.

  2. "Sluzbeni glasnik Republike Srbije" is the well-known name of the official publisher and official legal gazette. The Government of Republic of Serbia and Parliament of Republic of Serbia founded it in 1945. All information (laws and other regulations, common acts of republic bodies, and specific individual acts of republic bodies) is available only in Serbian.

    The gazette is published once a week (30,000 copies), but it is also published at the request of the Government or Parliament.

    On the old web site (the new one is under construction) you can see references, CDs and the online catalogue, which is not up-to-date. The catalogue contains official gazettes ("Sluzbeni glasnik Republike Srbije”, "Prosvetni glasnik” – republic curriculums and programs, "Opstinski sluzbeni glasnik” – the official gazette of forty communities in Republic of Serbia, with normative and other common acts, in 800 copies), periodicals, federal and republic regulations, books and other publications, and patterns of regulations.

    Address: 27, Kralja Milutina, St., and 34 Nemanjina, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Web site: http://www.glasnik.com

    Some of the regulations from "Sluzbeni glasnik Republike Srbije", you can find on the web site for laws and regulations at http://www. propisi.co.yu/.

    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 688-406; (+ 381 11) 334-65-81
    E-mail: office@glasnik.com; glasnik@infosky.net

  3. "Intermex" is a privately owned software and publishing company (established in 1989), with headquarters in Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Nicosia (Cyprus). The name of the director of this company is Dejan Milankovic. It  specializes in providing software, databases (ICT, INDOK, Intermex sudska praksa), publications that cover law regulations, customs tariff, taxes and contract management, among other publications. An English version is available.

    ICT (customs, trade and taxes) software includes the complete customs tariff schedule (for Yugoslavia only) and the index of trade names of the commodities linked to the Customs Tariff and index and the full-text of the Yugoslav laws, which are applied to the import and export trade.

    INDOK – the most complete law regulations index and database available in Yugoslavia. The regulations register includes tens of thousands entries, with thousands of complete regulations texts. You must be a subscriber to use this program.

    Intermex sudska praksa – the court practice database with over a 20,000 court decisions and opinions. It is the software package of legal regulations (up-to-date court decisions of all courts and the complete review of them). You can find all those decisions on CDs: Indok – the court practice (the complete material) and nine other legal CDs, from various areas of court practice. Everybody can also find the list of new publications in the frame of court practice of all courts.

    Address: 37/II, Bulevar Vojvode Misica, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Web site: http://www.intermex.co.yu/
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 369-22-90
    Fax: (+ 381 11) 650-854
    Post-office box: 579
    E-mail: info@intermex.co.yu; prodaja@intermex.co.yu (information about sale); podrska@intermex.co.yu (information about technical support)

  4. "Savezni sud" is a specialized publisher of legal literature for the Federal Court regulations and cases. It is also specialized for publishing collections of court decisions and other material from court practice.

    Address: 21, Svetozara Markovica, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 323-39-11

  5. "Institut za uporedno pravo" is a publisher in the frame of the Institute for comparative law (it has the same name as the Institute). The main topics of this publisher are: legal theory and practice and legislation and practice. Those are the topics of the periodical from this publishing house – "Foreign Law Review” ("Strani pravni zivot”), which is available in English as well.

    Address: 41, Terazije, St., 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 323-26-11

  6. "Zavod za udzbenike i nastavna sredstva" is a specialized publisher for the textbooks and teaching aids. Some of the textbooks are from the area of the legal science.

    Address: 5, Obilicev Venac, St., 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 638-405

  7. "Savremena administracija" is an old publisher of legal publications, among other publications (for example, for the criminal law, some legal reference books and legal periodicals). This publishing house has the periodical "The Court and Administration Practice" ("Sudska i upravna praksa), on the various topics for every volume.

    Address: 6, Knez Mihailova, St., 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 667-666

  8. "Naucna knjiga" is a publisher of various literature in relation to almost every area of science.

    Address: 16, Gracanicka, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 633-144

  9. "Poslovna politika" is, among other publications regarding business, a publisher of the legal periodical – "The Court Practice” ("Sudska praksa”) and other legal material.

    Address: 29, Kej Oslobodjenja, St., 11000 Zemun
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 322-57-61; (+ 381 11) 192-038 and 611-873

  10. "Policijska akademija" is a publishing house of the Police academy in Belgrade, in The Federal Republic of Serbia. It publishes legal textbooks (for example, on criminal law and criminology).

    Address: 22, Humska, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 648-386

  11. "Jugoslovensko udruzenje za medjunarodno pravo" is a publisher of Association for The International Law in Yugoslavia. It has a long tradition in publishing the periodical – "The Review for The International Law in Yugoslavia". A French version of this periodical is available.

    Address: 25, Makedonska, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 322-14-33

  12. "Prosveta - Beograd" is an old publisher of many different kinds of literature, and it has a long tradition in publishing legal material as well.

    Address: 1, Cika Ljubina, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 620-130

  13. "Prosveta – Nish" is an old publishing and printing company (it is established in 1925), with a long tradition in publishing many different kinds of literature. The part of that tradition is the publishing textbooks for the law science. This publishing company is a publisher of the first monograph of one district court in our country, and probably it is the first monograph of one district court in this part of Europe ("The District Court of Nish 1878-2000”, volume 1 and 2, by Branislav Nesic and Dimitrije Kulic, "Prosveta – Nish”, 2000).

    Address: 14, Vojvode Gojka, St., 18000 Nish, Serbia; 2, Filipa Kljajica, St., 18000 Nish, Serbia
    Telephone: (+ 381 18) 22-476; (+ 381 18) 363-820

  14. "Narodna knjiga" is a well-known publisher in Yugoslavia for almost every type of literature. It was the best publisher in 1999 and 2000. Some of legal publications are from this publishing house (for example, one of the textbooks for the criminal law). It has an online catalog on its web site.

    Address: 11, Safarikova, St., 11000 Belgrade
    Web site: http://www.narodnaknjiga.co.yu/
    Telephone: (+ 381 11) 322-74-26

  15. "Pravo" is a publisher on the topic of legal theory and practice. It has a periodical with the same name - "Law: theory and practice” ("Pravo: teorija i praksa”). An English version is available.

    Telephone: (+ 381 21) 28-469, 21000 Novi Sad
    Post-office box: 21102

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Selected Legal Literature (Except Periodicals)

Textbooks

Constitutional Law

  • Djordjevic, Jovan, "The Constitutional Law” ("Ustavno pravo”), Savremena administracija, Belgrade, 1989
  • Kulic, Dimitrije, "The Constitutional Law” ("Ustavno pravo”), The Faculty of Law - Nish, 1985
  • Nikolic, Pavle, "The Constitutional Law” ("Ustavno pravo”), Prosveta, Belgrade, 1995
  • Pavijancic, Marijana, "The Constitutional Law” ("Ustavno pravo”), The Faculty of Law – Novi Sad, 1991
  • Stojanovic, M. Dragan, "The Constitutional Law” ("Ustavno pravo”), The Faculty of Law – Nish, 1999
  • Stojanovic, M. Dragan, "The Constitutional and Political Legislation of The Republic of Serbia” ("Ustavno i politicko zakonodavstvo Republike Srbije), The Faculty of Law – Nish, 1991
  • Stojanovic, M. Dragan, "The Basic Human Rights: Human Rights and freedom in the frame of the European Countries” ("Osnovna prava coveka: ljudska prava i slobode u uslovima evropskih drzava”), The Faculty of Law – Nish, 1989
  • Stojanovic, M. Dragan, "The Legal Position of members of committee: on the Examples of France, Germany, Austria and Yugoslavia” ("Pravni polozaj poslanika: na primerima Francuske, Nemacke, Austrije i Jugoslavije”), The Faculty of Law – Nish, 1999

Criminal Law

  • Atanackovic, Dragoljub, "The Criminal Law” ("Krivicno pravo”), Privredna stampa, Belgrade, 1981
  • Cejovic, Bora, "The Criminal Law” ("Krivicno pravo”), Srpsko udruzenje za krivicno pravo, Belgrade, 1997
  • Jovanovic, Ljubisa, "The Criminal Law” ("Krivicno pravo”), The Police Academy, Belgrade, 1995
  • Kandic-Popovic, Zorica, "The Criminal Law” ("Krivicno pravo”), Narodna knjiga, Beograd, 1991
  • Lazarevic, Ljubisa, "The Criminal Law” ("Krivicno pravo”), Savremena administracija, Beograd, 1983
  • Srzentic, Nikola, "The Criminal Law of Yugoslavia” ("Krivicno pravo Jugoslavije”), Savremena administracija, Belgrade, 1994

Criminal Procedure

  • Bejatovic, Stanko, "The Criminal Procedure” ("Krivicno-procesno pravo”), Kultura, Belgrade, 1981
  • Dimitrijevic, V. Dragoljub, "The Criminal Procedure” ("Krivicno-procesno pravo”), Naucna knjiga, Belgrade, 1997
  • Grubac, Momcilo, "The Criminal Procedure” ("Krivicno-procesno pravo”), volume 1, Kultura, Belgrade, 1995, and volume 2, Sluzbeni glasnik, Belgrade, 1996
  • Lazin, Djordje, The Practical Course of The Criminal Procedure” ("Praktikum za krivicno-procesno pravo”), Naucna knjiga, Belgrade, 1988
  • Milosevic, Milan, "The Criminal Procedure” ("Krivicno-procesno pravo”), The Police Academy, Belgrade, 1997
  • Stevanovic, Cedomir, "The Criminal Procedure” ("Krivicno-procesno pravo”), Studentski kulturni centar, Nish, 1998

Criminology

  • Aleksic, Zivojin, "The Criminology” ("Kriminalistika”), Partenon, Belgrade, 1994
  • Bojkovic, Milos, "The Criminology – the methodology” ("Kriminalistika - metodika”), The Police Academy, Belgrade, 1996
  • Krivokapic, Vladimir, "The Criminology – the tactics” ("Kriminalistika – taktika”), The Police Academy, Belgrade, 1996
  • Vodinelic, Vladimir, "The Criminology” ("Kriminalistika”), Zavod za udzbenike i nastavna sredstva, Belgrade, 1996

Monographs

  • Kulic, Dimitrije, "The District Court of Nish 1878-2000” ("Okruzni sud u Nisu 1878-2000”), volume 1, Prosveta, Nish, 2000
  • Milanovic, Z. Tihomir, "The Law in the Court Practice” ("Pravo u sudskoj praksi”), The Faculty of Law – Nish, 2001
  • Nesic, Branislav, "The District Court of Nish 1878-2000” ("Okruzni sud u Nisu 1878-2000”), volume 2, Prosveta, Nish, 2000

Reference Books

  • Blagojevic, T. Borisav, the main editor, "The Law Encyclopedia” ("Pravna enciklopedija”), volume 1 and volume 2, Savremena administracija, Belgrade, 1985
  • Gersic, Gligorije, "The Law Encyclopedia” ("Enciklopedija prava”), Gradina, Nish, 1995
  • The group of authors (grupa autora), "The Law Lexicon” ("Pravni leksikon”), Savremena administracija, Belgrade, 1970
  • Mitrovic, D. Dobrosav, the main editor, "The Law Lexicon of International Economic Relations” ("Leksikon prava medjunarodnih privrednih odnosa”), Savremena administracija, Belgrade, 1982
  • Simic, D. Miroljub, "The Law Encyclopedia” ("Enciklopedija prava”), Gradina, Nish, 1995
  • Taranovski, Teodor, "The Law Encyclopedia” ("Enciklopedija prava”), "Geca Kon”, Belgrade, 1923
  • Tasic, Djordje, "The Law Encyclopedia” ("Enciklopedija prava”), Sluzbeni list, Belgrade, 1995
  • Vukicevic, Branko, "The English-Serbian Law Dictionary, with the Patterns of Law Acts” ("Pravni recnik: englesko-srpski, sa obrascima pravnih akata”), Privredni pregled, Belgrade, 1999

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List of Selected Legal Periodicals and Contact Info for Well-Known Periodical Publishers

  • "Archives for the Natural and Social Sciences” ("Arhiv za prirodne i drustvene nauke”), the main editor Pavle Nikolic, Udruzenje pravnika Jugoslavije, Belgrade, 1946-

  • "The Bulletin of Law Department” ("Bilten pravne sluzbe”), the main editor Aleksandar Ignjatovic, The Law Administration of Federal Ministry of Defense (Pravna sluzba Saveznog ministarstva odbrane) (1996-):

    Address: 43, 27. Marta, St., and 33, Kneza Milosa, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone:(+ 381 11) 361-37-51

  • "The Bulletin of Republic Public Prosecutor`s Office” ("Bilten republickog javnog tuzilastva”), the main editor Srboljub Stefanovic, Republicko javno tuzilastvo (1999-):

    Address: 22 and 26, Nemanjina, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 361-63-05

  • "The Bulletin of Federal Court Law Practice” ("Bilten sudske prakse Saveznog suda”), The Federal Court (Savezni sud) (1975-):

    Address: 21, Svetozara Markovica, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 323-39-11

  • "The Bulletin of the Serbian Supreme Court Law Practice” ("Bilten sudske prakse Vrhovnog suda Srbije”), the main editor Predrag Trifunovic, Sluzbeni glasnik (1993-):

    Address: 34, Nemanjina, St., and 27, Kralja Milutina, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Web site: http://www.glasnik.com and http://www.propisi.co.yu
    Telephone: (+381 11) 688-406, 334-65-81
    E-mail: office@glasnik.com and glasnik@infosky.net

  • "The Bulletin of Law Practice of Republic of Serbia“ ("Bilten sudske prakse Republike Srbije”), the main editor Vojkan Simic, Grafos internacional, Pancevo, 1997-

  • "Legal Life: Journal for Legal Theory and Practice” ("Pravni zivot: casopis za pravnu teoriju i praksu”), Udruzenje pravnika Srbije, Belgrade

  • "The Businessman: Journal for Application of Regulations in Practice and for Legal and Economic Sciences” ("Privrednik: list za primenu propisa u praksi, pravnu i ekonomsku nauku”), the main editor Goran Bozic, Beostar (1996-):

    Address: 10, Mije Kovacevica, St., 11000 Belgrade
    Web site: http://www.privrednik.co.yu
    Tel/fax: (+381 11) 329-04-98, 329-04-99, 329-05-06 and 329-05-10
    E-mail: redakcija@privrednik.co.yu

    This online periodical is available only in a Serbian version and is published every two weeks. It includes interpretation and application of laws and other regulations, and court and administration practice. You can find some appendixes here: information market and some special appendixes.

    On the same web site address you can find information about the periodical "Paragraph” ("Paragraf”), with full texts of laws and other regulations, which are important for the trade business. You can also see "Paragraf net” – the electronic collection of laws and other regulations, official opinions, court practice and other documents, which are important for the trade business.

  • "Contemporary Practice: Journal for the Economic and Legal Matters” ("Savremena praksa: list za privredna i pravna pitanja”), Savremena administracija (1975):

    Address: 6, Knez Mihailova, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 667-666

  • "Informator: the Proffesional-Informational Journal for the Contemporary Lawyers” ("Informator: strucno-informativni casopis za savremene pravnike”), Intermex:

    Address: 37/II, Bulevar Vojvode Misica, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Web site: http://www.intermex.co.yu; http://www.informator.co.yu (on this site you can find the most recent regulations and laws in Yugoslavia, but they are available only in Serbian at this time. This journal is being usually published once a month. You can become a subscriber. Then you will get, with every volume of the journal, the collection of the full-text of up-to-date regulations. The journal is dedicated to all lawyers – trade lawyers, administration lawyers, administration of justice lawyers – so they can be promptly, professionally and completely informed about everything relevant for their law practice and for their successful business).
    Telephone: (+381 11) 369-22-90
    Fax: (+381 11) 650-854
    Post-office box: 579
    E-mail: info@intermex.co.yu

  • "The Foreign Law Review: theory and practice, legislation and practice” ("Strani pravni zivot: teorija i praksa, zakonodavstvo i praksa”), the main editor Oliver Antic, Institut za uporedno pravo (1956-):

    Address: 41, Terazije, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 323-26-11

    This law review is published three times a year.

  • "Court Practice: the Proffesional-Informational Journal” ("Sudska praksa: strucno-informativni casopis”, the main editor Evica Milic, Poslovna politika (1990-):

    Address: 29, Kej Oslobodjenja, St., 11000 Zemun, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 322-57-61 and 192-038

  • "Court Practice of Economic Courts: the Bulletin” ("Sudska praksa privrednih sudova: bilten”), Poslovni sistem ,,Grmec”, 1998-

  • "Law: theory and practice” ("Pravo: teorija i praksa”), the main editor Aleksandar Radovanov, Pravo (1984-):

    Telephone: (+381 21) 28-469, 21000 Novi Sad
    Post-office box: 2110

  • "Law and Trade: the periodical for trade law theory and practice” ("Pravo i privreda: casopis za privredno-pravnu teoriju i praksu”), Udruzenje pravnika u privredi SR Jugoslavije (1993-):

    Address: 23, Terazije, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 320-25-00

    This periodical is published once in a two months.

  • "Review for International Law in Yugoslavia” ("Jugoslovenska revija za medjunarodno pravo”), the main editor Obrad Racic, Jugoslovensko udruzenje za medjunarodno pravo (1954-):

    Address: 25, Makedonska, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 322-14-33

    This review is available in a French version, too. It is published three times a year.

  • "Selection of Court Practice: Proffesional-Informational Journal” ("Izbor sudske prakse: strucno-informativni casopis”), the main editor Mladen Krvavica, Glosarijum (1993-):

    Address: 1, Kraljevica Marka, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 311-02-64

    It is monthly periodical.

  • "The Court and Administration Practice” ("Sudska i upravna praksa”), the main editor Jelena Knezevic, Savremena administracija (1993-):

    Address: 6, Knez Mihailova, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 667-666

    This periodical is published once every three months.

  • "Collection of Court Decisions” ("Zbirka sudskih odluka”), the main editor Jelisaveta Gajovic, Savezni sud (1955-):

    Address: 21, Svetozara Markovica, St., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381 11) 323-39-11

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Miscellaneous Legal Sites

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