Students of the Faculty of Law, University in Belgrade visited Agency

21. 12. 2022.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes hosted the students of the senior year of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade reading the labor law. The visit was organized within the framework of the signed Cooperation Agreement with the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade and was led by Prof. Dr. Ljubinka Kovačević and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Filip Bojić.

The visit was opened by the Agency Director, Dr. Ivica Lazović, who thanked Prof. Dr. Ljubinka Kovačević for her contribution to the promotion of the concept of peaceful resolution of labor disputes and on that occasion presented her with the Agency Plaque for outstanding cooperation, continuous support in the training of conciliators and arbitrators, and professional consultation in practice. In continuation of the visit, he introduced the students to the competences of the Agency, deadlines by which the proceedings before the Agency are completed, as well as the statistics of proceedings initiated in the previous period. Mr. Lazović paid special attention to the advantages of these proceedings before the Agency in comparison with the court proceedings, for all parties in the dispute.

Dragana Andonovska, a senior adviser at the Agency, presented examples from the Agency practice to the students. She showed how, when parties to the dispute act in good faith, even some of the most complicated labor disputes can be resolved peacefully, avoiding the lengthy court proceedings.

The opportunity to learn about the Agency operations ended with a discussion where students asked questions and expressed their opinions and dilemmas about alternative ways of resolving labor disputes in the Republic of Serbia.