Civil society groups in Serbia say that the process of selecting a new Information Commissioner, a post crucial for obtaining information of public importance, is not nearly as transparent as it should be.
Serbia has drawn criticism for sentencing three Albanians who wrote the Kosovo Liberation Army’s initials on snow-covered cars to 55 days in prison.
Human rights activists have criticised as excessive the 55-day sentences handed down to three ethnic Albanians by the Belgrade Misdemeanours Court for drawing the Kosovo Liberation Army’s initials in snow on several automobiles in the Serbian capital.
Sonja Toskovic from BCHR and Marija Maljan from YUCOM, representatives of HRH Belgrade are attending Annual Coordinator Meeting in Oslo 16-19 December 2018
The project aims to contribute to greater transparency in the election of a new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, as well as to analyze the efficiency of the institution’s work after the election.
The human rights week might have passed, but the commitment to human rights – for everyone and everywhere continues.
During a rare engagement between the Council of Europe’s decision-making body and civil society, human rights defenders and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights highlighted the need to support human rights defenders and raise awareness of their work in society.
PRESS RELEASE On the Occasion of One Year since the Beginning of the Implementation of the Brussels Agreement on Judiciary
On the occasion of one year since the beginning of the implementation of the Agreement on Judiciary concluded within the Brussels Dialogue of Belgrade and Prishtina, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM from Belgrade and the Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture ACDC from Mitrovica, invite the authorities in Belgrade and Prishtina to act responsibly regarding the implementation of undertaken obligations and introduce the implementation reporting.
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM informs the public that on Friday, November 2nd, the first criminal verdict was reached, where, imposing a sentence on a criminal offense, a hate crime, as a special aggravating circumstance, was taken into account.
The draft law on legal aid is unclear and some parts of it are even unconstitutional, experts who took part in a round table said adding that despite shortcomings it’s good that the law is a step away from being passed in the Serbian parliament.
Request for clarification regarding the Commission’s assessment of Serbian Constitutional Draft Amendments
On 24 October 2018, under the title: Ministry of Justice followed all the recommendations of Venice Commission, the Ministry of Justice in Serbian Government published “New Report of the Venice Commission” and explained that the Members of the Venice Commission, during the Commission’s 116th Plenary Session, discussed the fourth Draft of the Constitutional Amendments of Serbia.