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Serbian Political Thought

Administrative Procedures and Protection of Property Rights in Serbia


Besides the general administrative procedure stipulated in detail in the Law on General Administrative Procedure, there are numerous special administra­tive procedures in the Republic of Serbia, contained in sectoral laws that reg­ulate certain areas. This is the case in the field of property-related legal affairs e.g. in connection with nationalization, expropriation, colonization, restitution, etc. The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of special administra­tive procedures and their „reflections” on the exercise of the right of citizens to peaceful enjoyment of their property, as well as procedures providing for the possibility that the state in the public interest restrict this right. Also, the analysis should determine how this special legal regime affects the efficient and effective exercise of the right to peaceful enjoyment of property on the one hand and on the other what is the real scope of administrative-procedural protection.

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    Laws and jurisprudence:

    1. Council of Europe, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 1950, Protocol no. 1. Paris, 20 March 1952.
    2. Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, „Official Gazette of the RS“, 98/06.
    3. Law on Administrative Disputes, „Official Gazette of the RS“ 111/09.
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    6. Law on the method and the terms of recognition and restitution of land that has been transformed into social property on the basis of the agricul­tural land fund and confiscation due outstanding liabilities from the compulsory purchase of agricultural products, „Official Gazette of the RS“ 18/91, 20/92, 42/98.
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    9. Law on restitution of property to churches and religious communities, „Official Gazette of the RS“ no. 46/06.
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