The PRESIDENT of the Government of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, and the Minister of Justice, Maja Popović, presented the working texts of the new public prosecution laws to the rapporteurs of the Venice Commission, and at the meeting, the expectation was expressed that the improvement of the judicial system would create conditions for more successful protection of human rights and the strengthening of Serbia’s democratic capacities.
At the meeting, expectations were expressed that the normative solutions, contained in the new laws on public prosecution and the High Council of Prosecution, will ensure greater independence of the public prosecution, which will strengthen the foundations of legal security and the rule of law, the Government announced today.
During the meeting with the members of this advisory body of the Council of Europe, it was stated that the professional assistance of the Venice Commission is extremely important for the process of harmonizing the legal framework with the adopted constitutional changes.
The rapporteurs of the Venice Commission were informed about the activities and results of the work of the Working Group, the criteria for the selection of its members, as well as other issues related to the transparency and inclusiveness of the process of drafting new public prosecution laws.
Through a series of substantive and constructive discussions, new normative solutions were discussed, which should improve the position of public prosecutors, consistently implement the principle of separation of powers and strengthen the rule of law.
In addition to representatives of the Ministry of Justice, representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Serbia, the Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia, members of the State Council of Prosecutors, as well as MPs from the ruling and opposition parties participated in the talks with the rapporteurs of the Venice Commission.
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