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Supreme Court of Serbia
Врховни суд Србије
Established 9. September, 1846
Jurisdiction Serbia
Location Belgrade
Authorized by Constitution of Serbia
Number of positions 77 (currently 64)
Website Supreme Court of Serbia
President of the Supreme Court of Serbia
Currently Nata Mesarović

The Supreme Court of Serbia (Serbian: Врховни суд Србије) is the highest court in the Republic of Serbia, located in Belgrade. It was established in 1846 by decree of HRM Aleksandar Karađorđević.

In the last 160 years since it was established, the Court has asserted its authority within judiciary in Serbia and beyond, all based on a qualitative and dedicated work of its judges and other employees. Generations of judges changed but their unbiased, fair and dedicated work in keeping the tradition of equity and independence of judiciary whereby strengthening the honor of the profession as well as the court continued.

The Supreme Court of Serbia, often being exposed to very demanding material and social conditions, managed to maintain its role and strengthen its position in asserting the judicial branch‘s authority and judicial rights as one of the pillars of judicial reform.

The current Acting President of the Supreme Court of Serbia is Nata Mesarović.

Jurisdiction inside court proceedings

Article 27 of the Law on Organization of Courts

The Supreme Court of Serbia decides on regular and extraordinary legal remedies instituted against decisions of all courts in the Republic of Serbia and on other issues prescribed by the law.

The Supreme Court of Serbia decides on a conflict of jurisdiction between the courts and the transfer of jurisdiction of courts to facilitate conducting of procedure or other significant reasons.

Jurisdiction outside of court proceedings

Article 28 of the Law on Organization of Courts

  • determines general legal positions in order to provide uniform application of law by courts;
  • provides opinions on draft laws and other regulations relevant for performance of judicial authority;
  • analyzes application of laws and other regulations and work of the courts;
  • selects the invited members of the High Judicial Council among judges and proposes candidates for one permanent member of the High Judicial Council;
  • determines criteria for evaluation of diligent and successful performance of judge’s function;
  • determines the activities that are contrary to the dignity and independence of a judge and damaging to the reputation of the court;
  • determines the types and manner of advanced training of judges and performs other tasks prescribed by law;

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