Citizens’ Grievances Against Administrative Agencies–The Yugoslav Approach

Yugoslavia, with a population of nearly twenty million, occupies a territory slightly larger than the United Kingdom. Professedly “communist” in philosophy, increasingly “democratic” in practice, it recognizes that the supposed interests of the State do not preclude attention to individual rights as well. In recent years Yugoslavia, like the United States, has earnestly sought efficient means of examining complaints about public administration. The present article sketches some of the measures that protect citizens against official abuse or mistake.