INTERNATIONAL POLICE COOPERATION BETWEEN SERBIA AND THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION IN COMBATING THE MOST SERIOUS EMERGING FORMS OF CRIME

  • Zeljko Nikac PhD, Full Professor
  • Božidar Forca Faculty of Business Studies and Law, UNION-Nikola Tesla University, Belgrade
Keywords: organized crime, legislative framework, institutional mechanisms, international cooperation, Serbia and EU

Abstract

Abstract: The paper presents the legal framework and institutional mechanisms of international police cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the countries of our region, primarily in the suppression of the most serious emerging forms of crime. The legal framework for work and co-operation in the fight against crime consists of important international sources such as conventions, treaties and other acts adopted at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels. The most important internal sources are the Law on Police and regulations in the field of criminal legislation: the Law on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, the CPC, the Criminal Code, the Law on Organization and Competences of State Bodies in Combating Organized Crime, Terrorism and Corruption and others. Institutional mechanisms of cooperation include forms of work, bodies, organizations and bodies established at the international level, especially at the regional level. A critical review of the legal and institutional mechanisms of cooperation is aimed at increasing the efficiency of the engaged entities in the suppression of the most serious forms of crime. In the final part, some proposals for improving the legislative framework and criminal-operational practice of the police and other law enforcement agencies are given, especially in the context of Serbia's application for EU accession.

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Published
2020-11-27
Section
Police Organization – Structure and Functioning