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https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.3

SEPARATE OPINION IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS AND CROATIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT’S EXPERIENCE

Teodor Antić ; Ustavni sud Republike Hrvatske


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str. 837-873

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The topic of this paper is the legal institute of separate (dissenting and concurring) opinion of a judge who disagrees with the majority decision of a court chamber. Even though this institute has traditionally been considered a common law feature, most civil law countries recognise it, especially in constitutional matters. The paper deals with this institute not only from historical and comparative perspectives, but also from the legal and theoretical one. The author points to the reasons in favour of separate opinions such as freedom of speech and judicial independence, as well as to the reasons against it, e.g., legal certainty, clarity and persuasiveness of court judgements and also to their impact on integrity and reputation of courts. In the Croatian legal system separate opinions are in principle allowed at the level of regular courts, but it is not permitted to make them public. At the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia separate opinions and presentation of the reasons for voting contrary to the majority as well as their publication are fully permitted. However, the Constitutional Court’s practice shows considerable reluctance of Constitutional Court judges to use these institutes.

Ključne riječi

court decision, separate opinion, dissent, Constitutional court

Hrčak ID:

167168

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/167168

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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