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https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2

„CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA AND CITIZEN-INITIATED REFERENDA IN THE 2013-2015 PERIOD: ANALYSIS AND PROPOSALS“

Ana Horvat Vuković ; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (424 KB) str. 805-835 preuzimanja: 801* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Horvat Vuković, A. (2016). USTAVNI SUD REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE I REFERENDUMI NARODNE INICIJATIVE 2013.-2015.: ANALIZA I PRIJEDLOZI. Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci, 37 (2), 805-835. https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2
MLA 8th Edition
Horvat Vuković, Ana. "USTAVNI SUD REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE I REFERENDUMI NARODNE INICIJATIVE 2013.-2015.: ANALIZA I PRIJEDLOZI." Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci, vol. 37, br. 2, 2016, str. 805-835. https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2. Citirano 02.12.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Horvat Vuković, Ana. "USTAVNI SUD REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE I REFERENDUMI NARODNE INICIJATIVE 2013.-2015.: ANALIZA I PRIJEDLOZI." Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci 37, br. 2 (2016): 805-835. https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2
Harvard
Horvat Vuković, A. (2016). 'USTAVNI SUD REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE I REFERENDUMI NARODNE INICIJATIVE 2013.-2015.: ANALIZA I PRIJEDLOZI', Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci, 37(2), str. 805-835. https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2
Vancouver
Horvat Vuković A. USTAVNI SUD REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE I REFERENDUMI NARODNE INICIJATIVE 2013.-2015.: ANALIZA I PRIJEDLOZI. Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci [Internet]. 2016 [pristupljeno 02.12.2021.];37(2):805-835. https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2
IEEE
A. Horvat Vuković, "USTAVNI SUD REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE I REFERENDUMI NARODNE INICIJATIVE 2013.-2015.: ANALIZA I PRIJEDLOZI", Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci, vol.37, br. 2, str. 805-835, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.30925/zpfsr.37.2.2

Sažetak
The author analyzes the decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia regarding citizen-initiated referenda, adopted in the period between 2013 and 2015. From the referendum on the definition of marriage, through the Court’s ruling on the referendum on the Cyrillic script, to the most recent cases dealing with outsourcing in the public administration and monetization of Croatian highways, she outlines a trend of growing limitations to the popular referendum institute. Paying particular attention to the decision on outsourcing from 8 April 2015, she highlights the problem areas of constitutional jurisprudence and suggests their corrections. Regarding the cogent nature of the obligation to substantiate the initiative with a statement of circumstances that provoked it, she holds that question as falling in the area of legislative discretion. Regarding the “premature nature” of an initiative, she argues that the Court may not tie its destiny to the existence of a Government’s program not yet formalized as a concrete bill. It also cannot clairvoyantly assess the impact of a referendum on the system of public finances. In balancing the right to referendum with budgetary stability, it may only take account of foreseeable consequences and measurable data, and withhold the right to referendum only in cases of decisions whose impact on the state’s fiscal stability would violate the guarantees of the Constitution’s Arts.3 and 16. Finally, she concludes on the impermissibility of applying stricter scrutiny to citizen-initiated referenda then to identical texts adopted by the Croatian Parliament. She holds such escalation of standards of review untenable in the light of a grammatical and teleological interpretation of the Constitution, as well as due to its punitive effect.

Ključne riječi
Citizen-initiated referendum; Constitutional Court; outsourcing; standards of judicial review; financial impact of referend

Hrčak ID: 167167

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/167167

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