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0 Giving small people bigger power in Serbian courts

What happens if you have a legal problem but you can’t afford a lawyer?

In Serbia, we are one step closer to answering that very question.

The average salary in the country is around €365/month, but court and lawyer fees often climb to many times more than this.  As a result, most people cannot afford justice.

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0 DRIM Newsletter 01

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.

CHAPTER 23 – JUDICIARY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
0 NON – PAPER ON THE STATE OF PLAY REGARDING CHAPTERS 23 AND 24 FOR SERBIA

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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0 On the occasion of the election of the Prosecutor for War Crimes of the Republic of Serbia: No discussion on the future of war crimes prosecution

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…

CHAPTER 23 – JUDICIARY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
0 The Initiative to Withdraw the Government’s Draft Bylaw Which Restricts Research in the Field of Defense

Nacionalni konvent o Evropskoj uniji i predstavnici i predstavnice naučne zajednice i građanskog društva pozivaju Ministarstvo odbrane Republike Srbije da povuče iz procedure usvajanja Predlog Uredbe o oblastima naučnih i drugih istraživanja značajnih za odbranu zemlje i o postupku i uslovima za izdavanje odobrenja za vršenje tih istraživanja zajedno sa stranim licima ili za potrebe stranih lica.

CHAPTER 23 – JUDICIARY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
0 Joint NGO Report on key elements of the human rights situation in Serbia

The review of the Republic of Serbia at the United Nations Human Rights Committee is taking place in a tense political climate in Serbia, and after years of continued deterioration of rights to freedom of expression, in particular media rights, and restrictions to the possibility to participate to public life in general. Previous three years in Serbia have been marked by an evermore growing decay of institutions and the rule of law.

 

CHAPTER 23 – JUDICIARY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
0 Report for Consideration by the Human Rights Committee at the 119th session
This Report is intended for additional information for the Committee’s consideration of Serbia’s report, submitted under the Article 40 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The main focus of this Report is on human rights issues already identified in the List of Issues, the Committee adopted on 29 July 2016. Having in mind that this Report is a Joint Submission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights and the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, it is drafted on more than 15 pages, as instructed by the Committee in its Information Note for NGOs.

 

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0 Amnesty International Report for 2016 Serbia

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.

CHAPTER 23 – JUDICIARY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
0 Book of recommendations of the National Convent on the European Union 2015/2016

National Convention on the European Union (NCEU) in Serbia was founded by 17 eminent civil society organizations which are on the initiative and invitation of the European Movement in Serbia took over the coordination of the twenty-one Working group to follow the theme of all 35 negotiating chapters. Two years after the establishment of NCEU, more than 700 organizations (NGOs, coalitions, 19 faculties, 12 institutes, 24 professional associations, 11 trade unions, 3 business associations) actively participate in its work.

Human Rights Series
0 Migration, Social services, Integration

The research “Social Services and Migration: integration and coherence between the actors in the provision of better services for the refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia” was implemented in the period from January to December 2016 in a dramatic turn of events in view of the waves of refugees from the East to the West.

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