NGO: Constitutional Court Nullifies Parliament’s Role | Beta Briefing

NGO: Constitutional Court Nullifies Parliament’s Role

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News / Politics | 26.05.20 | access_time 12:26

Serbian Constitutional Court (Beta/Ana Slovic)

The Serbian Constitutional Court had invalidated the role of the parliament in the procedure for declaring a state of emergency having rejected to give an assessment of constitutionality of the Decision to declare a state of emergency on March 15, the Belgrade Center for Human Rights said on May 26.

According to the NGO, under the Constitution, the parliament plays the key role during a state of emergency as it is the body that declares a state of emergency and defines the measures which may represent deviations from human and minority rights. Further, during a state of emergency, full jurisdiction is assumed by the parliament, which was disbanded and which, after the state of emergency was lifted, has convened for a session without official invitations being sent to MPs.

The invalidation of the parliament’s role has also compromised the citizens’ sovereignty, which is their Constitutional right and which is exercised through their freely elected representatives, according to the release of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights.

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