The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM has the pleasure to present the Report on Attacks on Human Rights Defenders in Serbia for 2020. The Report is based on the collected information during the first year of one of the action In Solidarity for the Rights of All, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights YUCOM, in partnership with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) and the Association People’s Parliament, with the support of EU Delegation, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
More details on individial attacks presented in the Report can be found on the Map of incidents. Through a statistical overview, the public can gain insight into data on the gender and place of residence of the victims of the attacks, whether the repression is suffered by an individual directly, colleague or family member. Data on the attacker, type of attack and type of threatened right are also available. Based on all the data collected so far, it can be concluded that during 2020, the most vulnerable rights were freedom of expression and freedom of association, and these rights were chosen to be the focus of the first annual report on attacks on human rights defenders in Serbia in 2020. The report aims to provide the interested domestic and international public with a simple insight into the current situation and information on the position of human rights defenders in Serbia, which have not been available so far on similar maps of regional and international type.