The Sector for Normative Affairs and International Cooperation is responsible for:
- research, analysis, normative and administrative activities in relation to passing laws and monitoring the implementation of laws and other regulations and international contracts within the purview of the Ministry;
- development and improvement of the legal system within the purview of the Ministry;
- legal and technical revision of regulations drafted by the Ministry;
- providing opinions on the implementation of regulations within the purview of the Ministry;
- providing opinions on draft laws and bills, as well as other general acts, proposed by Members of Parliament, and other authorized proponents;
- monitoring the status and implementation of regulations within the purview of the Ministry, indicating the need for and directions of normative regulations accordingly;
- monitoring European Union regulations and harmonizing domestic regulations within the purview of the Ministry with EU legislation;
- activities relating to international cooperation, monitoring the work of international organizations and associations regarding issues under the jurisdiction of the Ministry;
- international legal assistance and supervising the implementation of laws and international contracts in the area of legal assistance;
- cooperation with the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and other institutions founded by international treates ratified by the Republic of Serbia, and other activities concerning normative affairs and international cooperation.
The Sector for Normative Affairs and International Cooperation consists of the following organizational units: the Department for Normative Affairs in the Judicial Area, the Department for Normative Affairs in the area of Public Administration, Churches and Religious Communities, and Human and Minority Rights; the Department for International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters; the Department for International Legal Assistance in Civil Matters, and the Group for International Judicial Cooperation.