Pro-government media continued to smear independent journalists and human rights defenders, as well as the Ombudsperson’s Office. Prosecutions of crimes under international law committed during the armed conflict in the 1990s remained stalled. Several forced evictions took place in Belgrade. Refugees and migrants stranded in Serbia on their way to the EU lacked access to protection and essential services.
YUCOM: Prosecutor’s office won’t institute legal proceedings due to questionable advertised bids of the Ministry of Labor
After more than two years of collecting material the First basic public prosecutor’s office hasn’t found basis to proceed in case of advertised bids of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy, that attempted illegal awarding over two million euros intended for social services, said the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM).
As a reminder, the bidding, which was advertised in 2014 it was canceled after all, due to misuse that a number of civil society organizations indicated to, and the money, instead for social services, was directed to the Children’s Rare Disease Fund.
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.
The main goal of this project is to educate key beneficiaries on issues and challenges surrounding freedom of expression and privacy protection on the internet in Serbia and to empower them by building their capacities for advocating and achieving the aforementioned rights