Neue Ausgabe der Zeitschrift NPR mit Schwerpunktthema „Öffentliches Recht“

The 1/2017 edition of the journal “Nova pravna revija – časopis za domaće, njemačko i evropsko pravo“ (New Legal Review - a journal of  regional, German and European law; NPR for short) is hot off the press in a full text version and a short edition in German. For eight years now, the IRZ has been publishing this journal  alongside the German-Bosnian-Herzegovinian Lawyers' Association (DBHJV) and the Society for the Study and Reception of German Law based in Serbia.

The current edition deals with the main topic, “Public Law”. The main focus is on the first part of an extensive comparative analysis of parliamentary legislative procedures in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.

Other essays on other legal fields deal with property and mortgage law in Bosnia and Herzegovina and legal issues concerning same-sex partnerships in Serbia. Current judgements by the Federal Court of Justice and important aspects of European legal developments are also included. With regard to European law, the spectrum of topics covered in the current edition ranges from asylum and data protection laws, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, competition law, the CETA agreement and the fight against terrorism.

In this edition, the “Regulations and Materials” column, in which interesting legal text is translated and commented upon, is devoted to the German anti-doping legislation. The edition is rounded off with a comprehensive section including various book reviews and event reports.

The original issues of the NPR are available as downloads from the IRZ website and from various project partners, such as the Supreme Judicial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the south-east European lawyers’ network, Harmonius. The download section of this website also features the German short editions of the journal, so that those who are interested and don't have the relevant language skills can get a picture of the development of the journal.

The NPR is produced by a Bosnian-Herzegovinian-German-Serbian editorial team. The journal’s Board of Editors includes well-respected law experts from various countries. The German members are Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Friedrich-Christian Schroeder, Regensburg, and Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Mansel, Cologne, who is also the co-publisher and editor of the German journal "IPRax - the practice of international private and procedural law".

As well as original articles by south-eastern European authors, the NPR also publishes the work of foreign authors in translation, which have already appeared in other languages in well-respected German professional journals such as

  • The Europäische Grundrechtszeitschrift (European Rights Journal, EuGRZ)
  • The Jahrbuch für Ostrecht (Yearbook of Eastern Law, JOR) 
  • The Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (New Legal Weekly, NJW) 
  • The Zeitschrift für Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa (Journal of Economy and Law in Eastern Europe, WiRO) 

In this way, readers in south-eastern Europe are able to gain an insight into the wide variety of legal publications in Germany, even if they don’t have the necessary language skills.