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It is our great pleasure to invite you to the conference “Rule of Law, Access to Justice” that Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM is organizing on Friday, October 20th 2017. The conference will start at 11:00 AM in the House of Human Rights and Democracy (Conference Hall) in 4, Kneza Milosa Street, Belgrade.

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Civic associations with years-long experience in law and the judiciary hereby express concern about the way in which the expert and general public is engaged in the constitutional amendment procedure. In our opinion, the representatives of the Government and Justice Ministry need to open a public debate on constitutional amendments without delay, in which they will involve not only select civic associations (which had submitted their written suggestions on constitutional amendments), but other associations, institutions and most importantly – the citizens – as well. We call on the Justice Ministry to publish the draft constitutional amendments to be debated.

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A Serbian tour guide company has called off its ’Gypsy Tour’ of Belgrade after being accused of promoting racism.

Belgrade-based tourist company CitySoul has cancelled its planned “Gypsy Tour” of the Serbian capital, which was to include driving to Roma neighbourhoods, seeing how people live there and “optional talking to a Gypsy”, after the tour was accused of racism.

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After undergoing profound political transformations, the Danube region is now facing diverse demographic, labour market and migration challenges, yet it lacks appropriate multi-level governance support structures, especially regards of migrants’ integration. The consortium of partners from nine countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Hungary) will address this challenge by creating the comprehensive, multilingual and transnational information platform DANUBE COMPASS.

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Under the General EU Position for the accession negotiations with Serbia (the “Negotiation Framework”), the Commission is requested to keep the Council duly informed on the state of advancement of negotiations under the chapters “Judiciary and fundamental rights” (Chapter 23) and “Justice, freedom and security” (Chapter 24), and to report to the Council twice a year. Since the opening of accession negotiations in July 2016, and following the presentation of the annual report for Serbia in November 2016, this report is the second semi-annual stock taking moment.

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Serbian experts hope to prove that depleted uranium used in the 1999 NATO bombing poisoned people and to file a series of lawsuits, but legal analysts say they have almost no chance of success.

A team made up of Serbian and foreign lawyers and doctors plans to prepare lawsuits against NATO countries for using depleted uranium during the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia, but legal experts doubt whether the cases will succeed, Serbian public broadcaster RTS reported on Sunday.

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Courts in Serbia are still sitting on a number of extradition demands, some dating back years, potentially causing concern to the EU.

Serbia’s Justice Ministry told BIRN Belgrade is seeking extradition of 120 person from other countries, while other states seek the extradition of 80 persons from Serbia.

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On Monday, May 15th 2017, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia elected Snežana Stanojković, former Deputy Prosecutor, as the new Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Serbia. This position has been vacant since January 1st 2016. Human rights organizations are welcoming the election of a new Head of the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor (OWCP), primarily because of the importance of continuity in the domestic prosecution of war crimes…

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