Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
MEĐUNARODNI UGOVORI, USLOVI ZA ČLANSTVO U EVROPSKOJ UNIJI I REPUBLIKA SRBIJA
Todić Dragoljub (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд), firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper discusses the question of the place and the role of international treaties in the European Union (EU) from the standpoint of the criteria for the membership in this international organization. This suggests the need to review several issues such as: the question of the relationship between international law and EU law, the issue of places of the international treaties in the EU legal system as part of the acquis communautaire, the question of the relationship between EU law and national legal systems of the Member States or countries in the process of accession to the EU, etc. It is given an overview of the number of international treaties in some of the EU regulations groups. The paper points to the question of the place and role of the international treaties in the legal system of Republic of Serbia (RS), as well as to some weaknesses in the ratification procedures of the international treaties in the context of the compliance procedures of national legislation with the EU legislation. It is given an overview of EU membership, RS and regional states in certain international treaties concluded within the Council of Europe, followed by international treaties on human rights and other more important international agreements for which the depositary is the UN Secretary General, as well as in the international agreements in the field of the environment. In the case of the membership in these international treaties the thesis is discussed that between membership in international treaties and membership in the EU there is a high level of concurrency, i.e. that membership in international treaties presents also a fulfillment of the conditions for membership in the EU, regardless of the formal status of the individual states in relation to this organization.
Keywords: International treaties, EU law, the European Union, the requirements for membership, the Republic of Serbia, ratification of international treaties