Regulation and Public Policy Drafting and Advocacy

Drafting laws, by-laws, and public policies advocating change in a particular area requires complex legal knowledge and experience. At the same time, consideration should be given to the protection of general (social) interests and to the specific, practical consequences of their application to prevent that the entities subject to them have little benefit or suffer great damages due to a change in a policy or regulation.

The researchers at the Institute of Comparative Law are familiar with many theories, concepts and models that ensure the prerequisites for harmonized and functional legal order and regulations within that framework.

The advantage of the Institute is that its researchers, in addition to having written significant theoretical papers and monographs, have experience and practice of working in high positions in regular courts, the Constitutional Court, state administration, agencies, business associations, etc.

A small portion of the most successful projects the Institute or its researchers have been involved includes:

– participation in drafting: the Serbian Constitution, Law on the Capital City, Law on the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of National Minorities, Law on the Ratification of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Law on Churches and Religious Communities, Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination, and the Law on Financing Political Activities;

– participation in preparation: Studies on the harmonization of the national regulations with the law of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;

– participation in public hearings before the Constitutional Court (Law on the Election of Parliament Members and the Brussels Agreement on the Main Principles of the Normalization of Relations between Belgrade and Pristina), as well as the submission of several initiatives for assessment of constitutionality (Rulebook on Advancement in Science, Law on Real Estate Appraisers, etc.)