Lawyers Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, together with the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and the Network of Committees for Human Rights – CHRIS implemented thr project Monitoring Freedom of Assembly in Serbia from March to December 2012. year.
The project has focused on monitoring and evaluation of the protection and exercise of freedom of assembly by observing assemblies throughout Serbia, taking into account national and international standards. 50 assembles was monitored in 10 cities in Serbia (Belgrade, Nis, Negotin, Novi Sad, Novi Pazar, Tutin, Valjevo, Zajecar…). 25 were monitored in Belgrade, and the remaining 25 in other cities.
By collecting empirical data and their analisis, main findings will be used as the basis for discussions with the Ministry of Interior Affairs and other government bodies and civil society organizations in order to promote freedom of assembly. Reports will be a supplement to Government initiative from 2011 regarding adoption of new Law on Freedom of Assembly, which would contribute to harmonizing legislation and practice with the Constitution and internationally accepted standards.
This project is being implemented with the support of the OSCE Mission in partnership with the Department of Human Rights ODIHR.