Commissioner calls on authorities in Serbia to reconsider decision on the Draft Law on Amendments and Supplements of the Criminal Code


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.

The Commissioner has, among other things, expressed concern over authorities’ decision not to hold a public debate on the Draft law and encouraged them to do so. She also reminded the authorities of the Republic of Serbia that this or any future legislative initiative of this kind should be fully in line with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

We remind that, on this occasion, YUCOM has already sent Open Letter to the Ministry of Justice.

The full text of Commissioner’s letter addressed to the Minister of Justice is available on link.


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