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CIA World Factbook; click for enlargement Constitution, Government & Legislation

The Federal Assembly (Savezna Skupstina), consisting of the Chamber of Republics (Vece Republika) and the Chamber ofCitizens (Vece Gradjana), is the law making body of the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

There are 40 seats in the Chamber of Republics, 20 of which are Serbian and 20 of which are Montenegrin. Members serve 4-year terms, and seats are distributed on the basis of party representation to reflect the composition of the legislatures of the republics of Montenegro and Serbia. There are 138 seats in the Chamber of Citizens, 108 of which are Serbian with half elected by constituency majorities and half by proportional representation. Of the 30 Montenegrin seats, six are elected by constituency and 24 are elected proportionally. Members serve 4-year terms.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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Courts and Judgments

The Yugoslav court system consists of a Constitutional Court and a Federal Court (Savezni Sud). In both courts judges are elected for a 9-year term.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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Legal Profession

In Yugoslavia a lawyer is designated an Advokat. Lawyers practice in privately-run offices and partnerships. Provincial differences exist in the qualification of lawyers, but all candidates require a law degree. There are six universities that give law degrees. Graduates must then complete between two and three years of practical training leading to an admission examination. Upon passing this, applicants are fully qualified.

Source: Kime's Directory

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Law Schools

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Correspondents' Reports

JURIST's Yugoslavia Correspondents are Dr. Obrad Stanojevic, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, and Milan Parivodic, LL.M., Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade and Attorney-at-Law.

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