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Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad

2022, vol. LVI, No. 1, pp. 23-51

Language of the paper: Serbian

Original scientific paper

udk: 343.1



Snežana Brkić

University of Novi Sad

Faculty of Law Novi Sad



The paper presents some general theoretical settings about the principle of immediacy in criminal proceedings. It should serve as a theoretical platform for developing further research in this area. The autor gives a definition of the principle of immediacy and sees his place in the classification of procedural principles, linking it to the judicial function. The principle of immediacy is one of the implicit procedural principles, which also have international legal roots in Art. 6 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and fun- damental freedoms. The paper emphasizes and analyzes the following important features of the principle of immediacy: instrumentality, complexity, relativity (susceptibility to gradation) and connection with other procedural principles.


principle of immediacy, criminal proceedings, principle of truth, fair trial.