Administrative Law / Droit administratif
Serbia / Serbie
Professor at the School of Law, Union University Belgrade
The developments in the field of administrative law mostly reflect the commitment of the government to undertake the administrative reform and fulfil the Copenhagen criteria. It may be concluded that legislative reform as one element of administrative reform was successful and many important statutes have been passed such as the Civil Servants Act, State Administration Act, Government’s Act and acts regarding the organisation of local self-government. However, the implementation of legislation has proven to be a problem, especially regarding the laws that regulate politically sensitive issues. It is also worth noting that many new governmental bodies were established to improve the implementation of reform measures in the field of administrative law and these governmental bodies justified their role. Finally, international cooperation mostly focused on fulfilling the obligations of the country entailed by membership of the Council of Europe. The Supreme Court of Serbia plays a major role in the field of administrative jurisprudence. Its Administrative Unit constantly deals with the clarification of substantive and procedural administrative law, especially in the light of the above mentioned state administration reform.