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“Human Rights and COVID-19” presents an analysis of changes in the legal framework during the COVID-19 epidemic and their impact on exercising human rights. Starting from the principle of the rule of law, the analysis shows the decision making manner which limits human rights, control of the consequences of new regulations in practice, with a systematic presentation of the rights that have suffered the most formal restrictions (freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, right to fair trial, right to health care and freedom of expression). The analysis also shows the limitations of other rights, such as freedom of religion and the right to personal and family life, which have arisen as an indirect consequence of the undertaken measures.

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What is the importance of civil society?
How does civil society participate in the policy-making process?
What is our contribution to promoting the rule of law and protecting human rights?

These are just some of the questions you can find answers to in the video messages of the representatives of the domestic and international public.

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The pandemic of virus COVID-19 is one of the biggest global pandemics in the modern times, and based on the data of the World Health Organization, until July 1, 2020, there were 10,321,689 infected individuals, and 507,435 persons were deceased.

This report presents the findings of the series of the activities recognized as necessary by the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights in the response to the crisis caused by the epidemic of virus COVID – 19.

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The President of the Republic announced today the decision to declare a state of emergency, due to the danger of the coronavirus spreading. Along with the decision, he announced certain measures which would be introduced within the state of emergency. These measures entail closing of schools, kindergartens, faculites, as well as sports activities. A sentence of up to 3 years of prison was also announced for those who violate the decision on isolation, as well as the mandatory quarantine for Serbian citizens coming from abroad.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM cordially invites you to the final conference of the project “The Protector of Citizens in the Context of EU Integrations”, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Serbia. The event will take place at the hotel Moskva, on Friday, December 20th, 2019, starting at 11 AM.

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We are addressing this letter to you, as the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, but also to Mr. Vladimir Marinkovic, who chaired the Fourteenth Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly on July 16, 2019 with the intent to indicate to the serious abuses of the rights of the members of the Assembly clearly set forth in the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly and the violation ofthe Constitution and laws of the Republic of Serbia.

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In a letter, published today, that the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights addressed on May 7, 2019, to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, Nela Kuburovic, the authorities have been recalled to reconsider the Draft law introducing a sentence of lifelong imprisonment eligibility for conditional release for persons convicted of some of the gravest crimes.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights expresses concern over the Draft Law on Amendments and Supplements of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia, published on the website of the Ministry of Justice, which, as it was announced in the media, will be presented at the spring sitting of the National Assembly. The representatives of the legal profession in all areas – judges, prosecutors, lawyers, NGOs have come out in a clear and public opposition…

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The House of Human Rights and Democracy condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of Belgrade police during their securing of the “1 of 5 million” rallies on Saturday and Sunday. Preventing disorder and protecting people and property are the primary tasks of police when it comes to securing public assemblies. Their inadequate assessment of the predictable security risk posed by protesters entering the RTS building, as well as the lack of a timely reaction, contributed to the escalation of violence. Therefore, the subsequent use of force by the police, which participants of the rally have been recorded and published, can be deemed disproportionate.

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