Invitation to the Conference “Integration of Judiciary in the context of Belgrade and Prishtina dialogue and the EU accession process” – March 4, 2021
The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM has the pleasure to invite you to the conference “Judiciary Integration in the context of Belgrade and Prishtina dialogue and the EU accession process” which will be held on March 4, 2021 at 1 pm via Zoom platform. The conference is the final event of the Towards Stronger Judiciary via Citizen Monitoring: Phase 2 project, implemented by YUCOM during 2020 and 2021 with the support of the Royal Embassy of Norway and the Balkan Trust for Democracy.
Before the hearing, Yukom’s President Katarina Golubovic told N1 Vulin had continuously called Albanians „Shiptars“ (a pejorative term for Kosovo Albanians in Serbia) and insulted the dignity of the Albanian national minority in his former capacity of Defence Minister during the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue on the normalisation of relations. She said Serbia’s policy should not be based on hate speech. „We believe that we must point out that Serbia’s policy cannot be based on hate speech, especially towards the Albanian national minority. And particularly in the period when it is necessary to find a solution between Belgrade and Pristina,“ Golubovic told N1 outside the Belgrade Palace of Justice.
Open Call for Violence Against Non-Governmental Organizations Demands Sanctions and Removal of Aleksandar Martinović from the Position of the Chairman of the Assembly Committee
On the occasion of the open call for physical violence by the Member of the National Assembly, Aleksandar Martinović, civil society organizations gathered in National Convention on the European Union working groups for Chapters 23 and 24 and cross-sectoral groups for political criteria and freedom of expression and the media demand a reaction from the President of the National Assembly from the position of Chairman of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues.
The main goal of the project is to strengthen the capacities of human rights defenders both nationally and locally in Serbia. The project aims to improve the situation for human rights defenders such that they can perform their tasks with more confidence; advocate for greater alignment of the existing legislation to international human rights standards; and develop an early warning mechanism for reporting breaches of rights and pressures.