Veljko Turanjanin

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The author deals with the problem of criminal measures and sanctions in the legislation of the Republic of Serbia during the Covid-19 pandemic from the human rights points of view. The executive branch of the government declared a state of emergency in the Republic of Serbia in March 2020. At the same time, the so-called Crisis Headquarter was established with the authority to impose measures of criminal-legal nature. During the two-month state of emergency, through the Crisis Headquarter, the executive branch of the government was changing criminal laws and sanctions on an almost daily basis. It is debatable whether such laws meet the rule of law and the European Court of Human Rights standards. The author in this work deals with three main issues: curfews, ne bis in idem principle, and migrants’ detention. The particular attention is devoted to the Constitutional Court decision regarding the mentioned issues.


curfews, ne bis in idem, migrants, detention, human rights

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