0 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.

0 EWB SCREENING / Katarina Golubović: An independent judiciary is a human right

The citizens of Serbia have gone through a state of emergency which has brought with it controversy over the constitutionality of the introduced measures and human rights violations. Elections followed, and judicial reform has not yet been implemented, as noted by the European Commission in a negative context in its latest progress report. In the new edition of the EWB Screening, we talked about this with the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Katarina Golubović.

0 Campaign Civil Society for Citizens – YUCOM 2020

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.

0 Serbian CSOs urge the EU to insist on fundamental values in Serbia amidst political crisis and police brutality

It can reasonably be expected that the results of the elections in Serbia on 21 June will lead to a political crisis, while the trust in government policy on fighting the pandemic has been dealt a serious blow in recent weeks, seven civil society organisations from the country wrote in a letter to EU institutions on Monday. The CSOs invited EU to remain true to its own founding values and norms and demand concrete track record in implementation of rule of law and fundamental democratic principles in Serbia.

0 HUMAN RIGHTS AND COVID-19 – The Right to a Fair Trial

Lawyers’ Committee for Human RIghts, with the expert support of UN Human Rights Team Serbia presents the second brief analysis HUMAN RIGHTS AND COVID-19 – Analysis of the changes in legal framework during a state of emergency and impact on enjoying human rights – The Right to a Fair Trial

0 Declaring a State of Emergency: What does it mean for people in Serbia?

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.

0 Serbia passes law in response to babies scandal

Serbian lawmakers on Saturday approved a long-awaited law that aims to shed light on the fate of hundreds of children whose parents fear might have been stolen from birth clinics throughout the Balkan country.

The bill passed on a 136-0 vote in the 250-member assembly. Two lawmakers abstained. The high number of absent lawmakers was unrelated to the bill, but an ongoing boycott of parliament sessions by opposition parties and other reasons.

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