As noted in the 2017 – 2019 House of Lords Report on the UK and future of the Western Balkans, “Instability in the region is driven by serious and deep-rooted governance challenges” – challenges which have been compounded by the practice of supporting stability over democracy. This has contributed to a rising “stabilitocracy” through which authoritarian governments have consolidated “their patronage networks, ensuring near invincibility at elections in years to come”…
THE NEW DRAFT TEXT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS DOES NOT EXCLUDE POLITICAL INFLUENCE ON THE JUDICIARY
The Ministry of Justice has, to a certain extent, harmonized the draft text of the constitutional amendments with the recommendations of the Venice Commission. However, it needs to be pointed out that it has been harmonized in accordance with minimum standards, while other, more advanced solutions have not been taken into account.
Political T-shirts promoting nationalist ideas, glorifying war criminals and celebrating right-wing leaders from World War II are widely available in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
When a nationalist T-shirt shop and online store in the Croatian city of Split wanted to celebrate the World War II fascist Ustasa movement without getting into trouble with the authorities, it came up with a novel idea.
Serbian judiciary associations have criticised the proposed amendments to the Serbian constitution which the Justice Ministry published on Tuesday, saying that the changes were only cosmetic and and not in line with most of the recommendations made by the Venice Commission.
The Director of the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights, Milan Antonijević, was chosen as one of the three finalists for a prestigious award that is awarded for outstanding contributions in the legal field. This award was established by the International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats), in cooperation with LexisNexis Group.
A Serbian opposition party has proposed law changes that would oblige parliament to take a vote on citizens’ initiatives, such as one calling for life in prison for child killers.
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM and the civil society organizations listed below, have expressed concern about the solutions contained in the Draft Law on Free Legal Aid. This is problematic seeing that this Law can directly affect the right to a balanced and equal access to justice for all people who are in need of it.
The Human Rights Council, in its Resolution 33/14 of 29 September 2016, established the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to development. Mr. Saad Alfarargi was appointed Special Rapporteur for a period of three years and took up his functions on 1 May 2017. In September 2017, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 36/9, which mandated the Special Rapporteur to conduct Regional Consultations
The Guide for the Exercise of Right to a Court Interpreter – translator is intended…