Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (hereinafter:Convention) has been applied in the Republic of Serbia since March 3, 2004, when the instruments of ratification were submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Previously, on March 3, 2003, the Convention was signed and ratified the same year by the then State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
At the beginning of the implementation of the Convention, the conditions were met for our citizens to submit individual petitions to the European Court of Human Rights against our country. Therefore, the institution of a representative before the European Court was introduced into the domestic legal system for the first time and his position is regulated by the Regulation on the representative of Serbia and Montenegro before the European Court("Slurgentsheetof Serbia and Montenegro", no 7/2005). Among other things, this decree provided for the establishment of a representative's office within the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and stipulated the conditions and criteria for appointing a representative and his deputy.
The representative's office started working in April 2006.
When the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro ceased to exist,the position of the representative is harmonized with the new position of the Republic of Serbiaand in accordance with that, a new Regulation on representation was adopted ("Official Gazette of the RS", number 61/06 - Cleaned up text) which retained the essential provisions from the previous Regulation. The representative continued to act within the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights.
After the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights was transformed into the Service for Human Rights and National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the representative before the European Court became the Deputy Director of the Service at the same time.
Bearing in mind that in 2008,by the Law on Government, re-established Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, it took over and the Service for Human Rights and National Minorities, and thus the representative's office which acted as a Sector for representation before the European Court of Human Rights within the Ministry. At the same time, he became a representative before the European Court and an assistant minister.
After the amendments to the Law on Ministries in 2011, Sector for representing the Republic of Serbia before the European Court of Human Rightshe continued with work within the Ministry of Justice, and at the same time the representative became an assistant minister.
Since 2015, with the adoption of the Law on the Attorney General ("Official Gazette of the RS, No. 55/2014) ), Advocacy Sectorof the Republic of Serbia before the European Court becomes the Department of the State Attorney's Office, which took over all employees. At the same time, the representative becomes the deputy of the State Attorney.
Representative of the Republic of Serbia before the European Court of Human Rights
Zorana Jadrijević is young from August 5, 2019, she was appointed acting, and from November 12, 2020, she was appointed to the position Deputy State Attorney - representative of the Republic of Serbia before the European Court of Human Rights for 5 years (professional biography)