POLITICAL RIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM OF SERBS, CROATS AND SLOVENES

BASIC FEATURES DEVELOPMENT

  • Ivan Kosnica Chair of Croatian History of Law and State, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Ćirilometodska 4, 10000 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0467-6062
  • Martina Protega Public Notary Office Božo Miletić, Grge Tuškana 39, 10000 Zagreb, Republic of Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6892-4301
Keywords: political rights, suffrage, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, State Protection Act

Abstract

The authors analyse the development of basic features of political rights in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in the period from its formation in 1918 until the proclamation of the 6th January Dictatorship in 1929. The authors identify four basic features regarding development of political rights in the first years of the Kingdom and these are a strong connection of ethnicity and enjoyment of political rights, inequality of suffrage, authoritarianism in defining and implementation of political rights, and legal particularism. In addition to discussing the basic features in pre-constitutional period, the authors analyse the relation between the Constitution of 1921 and basic features of political rights. They provide arguments supporting the thesis that, despite rules contained in the Constitution, the basic features of development of political rights present in the first formative years could be detected, to a considerable degree, later in the period from 1921 until 1929, as well.

Published
2019-04-26
How to Cite
Kosnica, I., & Protega, M. (2019). POLITICAL RIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM OF SERBS, CROATS AND SLOVENES. Pravni Vjesnik, 35(1), 139-156. https://doi.org/10.25234/pv/7989
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