Suppressing and Punishing Torture in Serbia – From Adopting Legal Standards to Improving Practice

December 22, 2009
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This project supported by Delagation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia (EIDHR) and /Open Society Institute

Donor: European Union, Open Society Institute, Budapest 
Duration of project: May 2009 – October 2012 

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights from 2009 to 2012 implemented a project entitled “Suppressing  and Punishing Torture – From Adopting Legal Standards to Improving Practice”, which aimed to improve the legislation and practice of the state authorities with respect to the prevention and punishment of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.  (more…)

Fostering Civil Society and Involvement in Police Reform Process

December 21, 2009

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

Duration of project: March 2009 – April 2011

Since March 2009, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with Centre for Civil-Military Relations and Forum for Security and Democracy, has started project named “Fostering Civil Society Involvement in Police Reform”. The BCHR’s research will be focused on legal framework in the field of police work and its harmonization with the standards achieved in the member states of the EU. The newsletter “Internal Affairs – EU & Serbia” is a result of joint activities of the BCHR, CCMR and FSD and will be published monthly, in Serbian (starting from March 2009), and quarterly, in English language (starting from June 2009).   (more…)

Human Rights as the Means of Involving Young People in Community Affairs

Donor: Olof Palmes International Centrum

Duration of project: January 2009 – December 2009

This project consists of two modules. Module I was conducted from January until July 2009 and the goal was to provide specific education to high school students in three towns in Serbia, Uzice, Sabac and Kovacica. This Module included 150 young people, age 16 – 19 that have received training in human rights, environmental issues and involvement in the decision making process in their local communities. The result of this part of Module I was creation and implementation of local campaigns on environmental issues by students who have attended the trainings. (more…)

Human Rights Report 2009

Donor: German Embassy in Belgrade

Duration of project: December 2009 – December 2010

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has been publishing in Serbian and in English its Annual Reports on the human rights situation in the country since 1998 with the aim to offer a comprehensive analysis of the human rights situation both in legislation and in practice in order to present accurate conditions of the human rights enjoyment in the country. The intention of the Centre is to examine all the aspects in which human rights were manifested, regulated and enjoyed, restricted or violated in 2009 and to describe the circumstances which influence the true enjoyment of human rights in the country. The Annual Human Rights Reports are still the only comprehensive human rights reports in Serbia. (more…)

Serbia’s EU Integration: Implementing Priorities of European Partnership with Serbia in the Field of Judicial Reform

December 20, 2009

Donor: Open Society Fund, British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Westminster Foundation, OEBS, Council of Europe

Duration of project: Jun 2009 – Jun 2010

This project is the latest stage of a long-term Programme launched in 1999, one of the longest and most prominent forms of partnership cooperation on rule of law in Serbia, boasting a lot of support and influence. The Programme has played an important role in Serbia’s rapprochement to the EU. The implementation of the project, entitled “Serbia’s EU Integration: Implementing Priorities of European Partnership with Serbia in the Field of Judicial Reform”, began in June 2009 and will last until June 2010. The project is a logical continuation of the above-mentioned long-term Programme. (more…)

Join in

December 19, 2009

Donor: Spanish Agency for International Development cooperation – AECID

Duration of project: 30 January 2009 – 4 June 2010

This project represents a continuation of the BCHR’s long-standing efforts and programmes aimed at helping Serbia’s transition into an open democratic society based on the rule of law, human rights and other values EU membership entails. The project target group comprises high school students in Serbia (age 16-17) and their teachers in order to present them relevant information on democracy, tolerance and EU and overcome general lack of awareness of what rule of law, democratisation and EU membership entails. Join in has been designed as a multi-disciplinary and interactive project, not only in terms of the methodology of transmitting information, but also in terms of the subsequent involvement of the seminar participants in raising the knowledge of others about the issues covered by seminars. (more…)