Development and Organization of Courts for Settling Social Disputes in the First Yugoslavia

  • Katarina Kresal Šoltes
Keywords: social protection, workers' insurance courts, social courts, social insurance, the right to judicial protection


The paper looks at the setting up of workers' insurance courts from the viewpoint of the development of the social judiciary and trial standards. With the right to judicial protection ranking among the highest standards of human rights protection, the paper's point of departure is a thesis according to which the level of the social protection law in a specific historical period may also be determined by the development of certain judicial standards. According to the author, the value of the workers' insurance courts in the considered period lay mainly in their implementation of the judicial protection of human rights, by means of a full jurisdiction trial before an independent professional judge and interested lay assessors, and being friendly to the plaintiff - insurant.