Jovanovic Among the Greats
The remains of Slobodan Jovanovic were laid in the Alley of deserving citizens at the New Cemetary, in the presence of Serbian President Boris Tadic, high state officials and admirers of the famous historian and lawyer.
On behald of the Holy Synod of Bishops the burial was attended by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa. The commemoration was served by His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno.
- Jovanovic left a remarkable mark in his and our time, president of the SASA Nikola Hajdin said.
The burial of the remains of the lawyer and historian Slobodan Jovanovic was done in the Allye of deserving citizens at the New Cemetary in Belgrade.
The remains of Slobodan Jovanovic were exhumed in London on December 1 of this year, 53 years after his death, and they were brought by plane on December 8.
Plateau of Slobodan Jovanovic
In front of the Faculty of Law the Plateau of Slobodan Jovanovic was formally opened. The plate with an inscription "Plateau of Slobodan Jovanovic" was revealed by student-prodean of the Faculty of Law Marko Antic and a member of the Student parliament of the Faculty of Law Elvira Djukic.
The opening of the plateau was attended by Mayor of Belgrade Dragan Djilas, president of the Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts Nikola Hajdin and many politicians and religious officials.
Biography of Slobodan Jovanovic
Slobodan Jovanovic (1869-1958) was born in Novi Sad as the first Serb who took a name Slobodan, and the name was given by his father Vladimir Jovanovic, who also gave his daughter Pravda (Justice).
He finished the First Belgrade Grammar school, and then the Faculty of Law in Geneve. He published tens of scientific works and established the Constitutional law in Serbia. In many polls he was declared as one of the most significant Serbs in the first half of the 20th century.
During the war he was president of the Government of Kingdom of Yugoslavia in exile in London, which supported chetnik movement in the country of Draza Mihailovic. He died in 1958 in London and was buried at the cemetary of Kensal Green.
The authorities of new Yugoslavia sentenced Slobodan Jovanovic in 1946 sentence of of deprivation of liberty with hard labor of 20 years, the loss of individual political and civil rights for 10 years, confiscation of all assets and the loss of citizenship.
The District Court in Belgrade in 2007. passed a resolution stating that the verdict of the Supreme Court of SFRY - Military Council of 1946. The "void from the time of its enactment," and all its legal consequences and that the well-known scientist is not considered convicted.
Source: RTS, photo: deacon Dragan Tanasijevic