CRIMINAL ACTS INVOLVING FAILURE TO ACT PURSUANT TO HEALTH REGULATIONS DURING AN EPIDEMIC AND TRANSMISSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Keywords:COVID-19, Criminal Code, Failure to Act Pursuant to Health Regulations during an Epidemic, Transmission of Contagious Diseases
In addition to massive implications for the health and business segments, the COVID-19 pandemic has also led to a high increase in public attention towards criminal acts that sanction the spread of infectious diseases. These criminal acts occupied a marginal position among the professionals public and scholars dealing with crime and criminal activity, until the outbreak of the pandemic. Thus, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things, contributed to the fact that the two criminal acts in question, which were, until recently, practically invisible, move to the center of attention of the scientific and professional public. Undeniably human health is one of the most important segments protected by criminal law. The pandemic and its consequences represent a considerable challenge not only in terms of timely adaptation of the health system, but also in the functioning of the socioeconomic segment of society, given that the consequences of COVID-19 occur quickly and have long-term implications in an economic and social sense, but also the legislative sense because it is precisely the segment of adopting new and/or updating existing laws and bylaws that must follow current social events. Keeping that in mind, solutions presented in criminal law are especially important. The paper analyzes the general impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all vital aspects of the society, after which attention is focused on the analysis of the criminal treatment of actions that primarily consist of failure to act pursuant to health regulations during an epidemic and transmission of contagious diseases
Babić, M., (2008): Krivično pravo – opšti i posebni deo. Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Banja Luci, Banja Luka.
Bjelajac, Ž., Filipović, A., (2020): Lack of Security Culture in Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Culture of Polis, Year XVII (2020), No. 42, pp. 383-399
Bjelajac, Ž., Filipović, A., (2020): Uticaj masovnih medija na degradaciju savremenog društva, u: Uticaj masovnih medija na degradaciju savremenog društva, ur. Željko Bjelajac i Aleksandar Filipović, , Kultura polisa, vol. 17, posebno izdanje, str. 9-21
Grupa autora (2020): COVID-19 i zaposlenost u Srbiji: uticaj pandemije i mera za njeno sprečavanje na zaposlenost i uslove rada, SeCons – development initiative group, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
GHS Index, https://www.ghsindex.org/ (01.07.2020.).
ILO (2020): ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. Third edition. Updated estimates and analysis, pp. 1-2, https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/briefingnote/wcms_743146.pdf (05.07.2020.).
Krivični zakonik, Sl. glasnik RS, br. 85/2005, 88/2005 - ispr., 107/2005 - ispr., 72/2009, 111/2009, 121/2012, 104/2013, 108/2014, 94/2016 i 35/2019.
Stojanović, Z., (2019): Komentar Krivičnog zakonika, Službeni glasnik, Beograd.
UNICEF (2020): UNICEF-ov odgovor na pandemiju COVID-19 u Srbiji, UNICEF Srbija, Beograd.
World Health Organization (2020): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-COVID-19/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov (07.07.2020.).
World Health Organization (2020): 2019-nCoV outbreak: first cases confirmed in Europe, http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-COVID-19/news/news/2020/01/2019-ncovoutbreak-first-cases-confirmed-in-europe (07.07.2020.).
World Health Organization (2020): Health emergencies, http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/healthemergencies (07.07.2020.).
World Bank Group (2020): Ekonomski i socijalni uticaj COVID-19 – zdravstveni sistemi, Redovni ekonomski izveštaj za Zapadni Balkan, br. 17.
Zakon o zaštiti stanovništva od zaraznih bolesti, Sl. glasnik RS, br. 15/2016 i 68/2020.
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.