Efficiency of Judiciary and Penalty Policy of Courts in Serbia for Criminal Work Violence in Family // Efikasnost pravosuđa i kaznena politika sudova u Srbiji za krivično delo nasilje u porodici


  • Dragan Jovašević Redovni profesor Pravnog fakulteta Univerziteta u Nišu




Under the influence of international standards, in the first place of the Istanbul Convention, in Serbia at the beginning of this century, there were several statutory texts such as the Criminal Law (2002), the Family Law (2005), the Criminal Code (2005) and the Law on the Prevention of Violence in the family (2016) determined the concept, elements, characteristics and forms of manifestation of the criminal act of domestic violence, as well as a system of preventive and punitive measures in order to prevent and suppress it. However, there is a greater or lesser disparity between legislative solutions and judicial practice, which also affects the efficiency of the functioning of the judiciary, and therefore the rule of law in general. To a large extent they contribute to the results of the policy of criminal prosecution, ie the criminal policy of the courts for the criminal offense of domestic violence in the last decade in Serbia whose results are presented in this paper.