YUCOM addressed Rule of Law in Serbia at EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) Meeting in Brussels

On April 21, 2023, the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, Katarina Golubović, addressed at the 15th meeting of the EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), held in Brussels.

As this platform enables representatives of the EU and civil society from Serbia to monitor the country’s accession negotiations and to discuss issues of common interest, the main topics of this 15th meeting were the current state of the accession process, as well as media freedom in Serbia.

Moreover, since YUCOM is a member of this platform, Katarina Golubović presented the current state of the rule of law in Serbia.


What kind of punishment awaits a tennis player in Serbia for violating isolation measures

Medical documents released by his team during a court battle in Australia show that Djokovic tested positive for the corona virus on December 16.

However, on that day, as in the next two, he was seen in public several times, although he should be in isolation.

“It is a criminal offense, under Article 248 of the Criminal Procedure Code, for which either a fine or up to three years in prison is envisaged,” Dragisa Calic of the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights (Yukom) told the BBC in Serbian.

Until the moment the text was published, the Institute for Public Health “Trampoline” did not answer the BBC’s questions in Serbian about when Djokovic was given a positive test for the corona virus.

Press releases


The National Convention on the European Union Working Group for Chapter 23 alarms the public that only 36 hours after the end of the public debate, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted five judicial laws proposals that had entered the parliamentary procedure on January 17, 2023. It has raised the question of the meaning of the public debate, the purpose of 5 meetings held with the expert public, as well as more than 50 attachments with comments submitted to the Ministry of Justice, that were practically impossible to consider within that short period of time.



Strengthening fundamental rights in Serbia

“Strengthening fundamental rights in Serbia” aims to enhance the protection of fundamental rights in Serbia through three components: protecting personal data, providing free legal aid, and protecting the rights of suspects. The project seeks to support the Government of Serbia in improving its policy and legal framework to comply with international commitments and EU accession negotiation requirements particularly related to Chapter 23 and to increase the legal literacy of civil servants.