0 Hague Releases Seselj on Health Grounds

The Hague Tribunal is releasing the Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj because he has cancer and his health is deteriorating, although his marathon trial is not yet over.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY, on Thursday granted provisional release to Vojislav Seselj, who has been on trial for 11 years for war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia during the 1990s.

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0 House of Human Rights opened in Belgrade

It aims “to ensure more comprehensive action in the human rights sector through cooperation between local and international civilian society organizations and thus contribute to the democratization of the society,” Tanjug reported.

The House commenced its work thanks to the facilities provided by the City of Belgrade and the support for reconstruction offered by the Norwegian government. It was officially opened on Thursday by Crown Prince of Norway Haakon Magnus.

0 Reminder: International LGBT Conference in Belgrade, 12-13 September 2014

In case you have not already done so, we would hereby like to invite you to register for the International Conference “The future belongs to us: LGBT rights on the road to the European Union” that will take place on September 12 and 13 in Belgrade, Hotel Metropol Palace .

Within the Conference, a cocktail in the Belgrade City Hall will also be organized, on Friday September 12, at 7 PM.

Read more about the Conference here.

0 Training for the Monitoring of National War Crimes Trials

Representatives of the Humanitarian Law Fund, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and YUCOM are attending seminars that aim to achieve the highest level of expertise in monitoring and reporting of the trial for war crimes before the Special War Crimes Department of the High Court in Belgrade. The trainings are organized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and supported by the European Union.

0 Serbia abolished death penalty, explains minister

BELGRADE — If found guilty, the suspect in the murder of a 15-year-old girl could be sent to prison for 30 to 40 years, as Serbia has abolished the death penalty.

This is what Justice Minister Nikola Selaković told reporters on Thursday, after the police announced that they had a suspect in custody for the murder of Tijana Jurić, who was abducted and murdered last month.


0 YUCOM became full member of Civic Solidarity Platform

July 28, 2014 – YUCOM became full member of Civic Solidarity Platform consisting of organizations from 33 countries. The Civic Solidarity Platform functions as a decentralized advocacy network of independent civic groups from across the OSCE region, including a core group of activists that have already engaged in efforts to improve cooperation among human rights organizations based in the US, Europe, and former Soviet Union.

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