Human Rights in Yugoslavia 2000

December 21, 2000

Donor: Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and “Dosije” Publisher

Duration of the project: January – December 2000

The aim of the 420 pages “Human Rights in Yugoslavia 2000” Report is to provide readers, both in Yugoslavia and abroad, with relevant and up to date information on the protection of internationally guaranteed human rights in the FRY. The Report thoroughly examines the human rights situation in the FRY from legal and practical standpoints. The aim of the Centre was to show how the internationally guaranteed human rights are enjoyed in reality, to examine how they are manifested, regulated, restricted or violated, as well as to point out to the most important circumstances influencing the enjoyment of human rights in FRY. (more…)

Youth Summer Work Camp “Tekija 2000”

Donor: Danish Association for International Co-operation (Mellemvolkeleight Samvirke)

Duration of the project: May – September 2000

Youth Summer Work Camp organised by the Youth Group of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, with the support of the MS-Denmark, took place in Tekija, a small town situated in the Djerdap gorge of the Danube River, close to the border with Romania. The main purpose of the camp was to provide information, education and training in human rights, with a focus on combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance. The purpose of the camp was also to bring together young people from the former Yugoslavia and Europe. Therefore the reconciliation aspect of the camp was important as well, considering the aspect of breaking the isolation on the personal level between young people. Besides the importance of bringing young people together, the main concept was also to encourage the people from the local community to catch up with the cultural and social tendencies from other parts of Europe. (more…)

Legislative and Constitutional Policy Group – Second Phase

Donor: National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Duration of the project: January – December 2000

This was the project started in 1999 and lasted in the year 2000. The main goal of the second phase of the project has been to update and further develop some of the issues discussed during the first year of the project implementation, to add some new topics and to, through series of town hall meetings, present its proposals to the public in order to encourage debate on fundamental issues at the local level. (more…)

Publishing book “Responsibility of States for International Delicts” by Konstantin Obradovic

Donor: Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Duration of the project: September – December 2000

The Responsibility of States for International Delicts study written by Konstantin-Kosta Obradović towards the end of the seventies, but only published now in the year 2000 by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, forms part of his rich academic and publishing legacy that represents an invaluable part of Serbian international law theory.  (more…)

Education in a New Serbia and Yugoslavia

Donor: British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Duration of the project: June 2000

Together with the New Serbia Forum, the Belgrade Centre organized a seminar on Education in a New Serbia and Yugoslavia. The seminar was chaired by Professor Tibor Varady, Central European University and Sir Peter Hall, former British Ambassador, Belgrade. (more…)

Elections in the FRY/Serbia: Training for Members of Polling Boards and Electoral Commissions

Donor: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Duration of the project: July – September 2000 

According to the then Serbian laws on elections, the electoral commissions at the level of local ballot stations, electoral districts and the whole of the Republic of Serbia were composed by a nucleus of three to six members appointed by the government, to which political parties participating in the elections could add one member each. Given the fact that the government had at all elections held so far appointed only members of the ruling Socialist Party and its allies, or persons close to them, the majority of all commissions had been always slanted in favour of the regime. (more…)