Press release on the public statements of the President of the Republic Aleksandar Vučić addressed to Professor Dr. Miodrag A. Jovanović

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We, the members of the Serbian Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, express our deep concern regarding the statements of the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, delivered on June 12, 2023, on one of the televisions with a national frequency, which were directed to Professor Miodrag A. Jovanović, a member and the former President of our Association. Words of disparagement, insults, and an attempt to discredit Professor Jovanović came shortly after Prof. Jovanović read the proclamation of the academic community, which directed support for civil protests against violence, signed by more than a thousand members of the academic community. With baseless and disparaging statements, the President of the Republic insulted Professor Jovanović and damaged his reputation, the Serbian Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and the entire academic community. We condemn the baseless and insulting claims publicly addressed to Professor Jovanović. Verbal violence from the highest instance of government not only hurts the individual dignity of a university teacher and the reputation of academic institutions but also violates freedom of speech, the culture of dialogue and morality in Serbia, without which it is not possible to re-establish a decent and normal society. 

Serbian Association for Legal and Social Philosophy 

Prof. Dr. Bojan Spaić 

Prof. Dr. Duška Franeta 

Prof. Dr. Radmila Vasić 

Prof. Dr. Dragica Vujadinović 

Prof. Dr. Jasminka Hasanbegović 

Prof. Dr. Violeta Beširević 

Dr. Adrijana Zaharijević 

Prof. Dr. Nataša Jovanović-Ajzenhamer 

Prof. Dr. Miloš Hrnjaz 

Prof. Dr. Nikola Beljinac 

Prof. Dr. Danilo Vuković 

Prof. Dr. Tanasije Marinković 

Prof. Dr. Marija Karanikić-Mirić 

Prof. Dr. Goran Dajović 

Doc. Dr. Dejan Pavlović  

Doc. Dr. Miloš Zdravković 

Doc. Dr. Biljana Đorđević 

Dr. Marija Bulatović 

Dr. Mihajlo Vučić 

Dr. Srđan Milošević 

LLM Ana Zdravković 

LLM Teodora Miljojković 

LLM Mila Đorđević 

LLM Valerija Dabetić 

LLM Sava Vojnović  

Petar Mitrović