Dr. Jakob Hodžar – Slovenian People's Party's Member of the National Assembly between 1925 and 1929

  • Mateja Ratej Znanstveno raziskovalni center SAZU, Novi trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Slovenian People's Party, Jakob Hodžar, Legislative Committee of the National Assembly, criminal code 1929


In the following discussion the author focuses on the political activities of Jakob Hodžar, the Slovenian People's Party's Celje district member of the National Assembly in Belgrade between 1925 and 1929. Among other issues the author explores Hodžar's activities during the debate about the Public Prosecutors Act in the Legislative Committee of the Assembly, where in the spring 1925 the members of the Assembly belonging to the Yugoslav Parliamentary Group exercised the main political pressure against the centralist state regime of the First Yugoslav State due to the altered policies of Stjepan Radić and the consequent abandonment of decisive autonomist policy in the Slovenian People's Party. The discussion also focuses on Hodžar's contribution to the formation of a unified criminal code in the Legislative Committee of the National Assembly in 1926 and 1927.