The author displays the complex constitutional history of Serbia as a case study, following the evolution of the most important concepts such as human rights and the rule of law.
The first part of the book („Developments“) displays the main events as a chronological narrative, also giving a sketch of the history of Serbian legal institutions. The second part („The Evolution of Constitutionalism“) follows the evolution of two principal constitutional concepts i.e. human rights and the rule of law in Serbia. The third part („Serbia and Yugoslavia“) analyses the specific historical dimensions of Serbian constitutionalism in its relationship with the history of the Balkan peninsula.
Dragoljub Popović was a Professor in Belgrade University School of Law until 1998 and still works in Union University School of Law, Belgrade. From 2005 until 2007 he was president of the Serbian Association for Constitutional Law and from 2005 until 2015 judge at the European Court of Human Rights. Since 2015 he is Attorney-at-Law at Belgrade Bar.