Considering the state tradition of the Serbian people and equality of allcitizens and ethnic communities in Serbia,Considering also that the Province of Kosovo and Metohija is anintegral part of the territory of Serbia, that it has the status of a substantial autonomywithin the sovereign state of Serbia and that from such status of the Province ofKosovo and Metohija follow constitutional obligations of all state bodies to uphold andprotect the state interests of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija in all internal and foreignpolitical relations,the citizens of Serbia adopt
CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Republic of Serbia
Republic of Serbia is a state of Serbian people and all citizens wholive in it, based on the rule of law and social justice, principles of civil democracy,human and minority rights and freedoms, and commitment to European principlesand values.
Sovereignty is vested in citizens who exercise it through referendums,people’s initiative and freely elected representatives.No state body, political organization, group or individual may usurp thesovereignty from the citizens, nor establish government against freely expressed willof the citizens.
Rule of law
Rule of law is a fundamental prerequisite for the Constitution which isbased on inalienable human rights.The rule of law shall be exercised through free and direct elections,constitutional guarantees of human and minority rights, separation of power,independent judiciary and observance of Constitution and Law by the authorities.
Division of power
The legal system is unique.