In New York on the 70th session of UN General Assembly held on 12th July 2016, it was opened High level thematic debate – Human Rights at the center of the global agenda. Opening the debate, the President of the 70th session of General Assembly of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft emphasized that the debate on human rights, which is held for the third time during his term of office, is the main foundation and pillar of everything that the United Nations is based on.
Belgrade is refusing to extradite three wanted Serbian Radical Party members to the Hague Tribunal, sparking claims that it’s trying to avoid the UN court hearing how PM Aleksandar Vucic was accused of witness intimidation.
Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY, came to Belgrade last week with a clear message: Serbia has to fulfil its obligations and extradite three of its nationals – Petar Jojic, Vjerica Radeta and Jovo Ostojic – to The Hague for trial on witness intimidation charges.
We are announcing the call for proposals under European union and Government of the Republic of Croatia Office for Cooperation with NGOsco-funded MEDIA CIRCLE project for thegrassrootNGOs in theSoutheastern Europe (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). The deadline for submission of the applications is 16th September 2016 at 17.00 CET.
Expert Consultation with Mónica Pinto, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
This consultation was an opportunity for legal professionals to provide the Special Rapporteur with information about the threats and risk faced by lawyers in Eastern Europe, North Caucasus and Central Asia.