Annual Human Rights Report 2007

December 21, 2007

Donor: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and German Embassy in Belgrade
Duration of the project: January – December 2007      

The Annual Human Rights Report was published in February 2008. This Report consist of the two chapters The first chapter – Legal provisions related to human rights dealing with the provisions of the Serbian Constitution, laws and regulations related to human rights in comparison with international treaties binding Serbia. The analysis focus on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) as the most important documents in this field. Particularly references is made to specific cases from the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Other standards established by international treaties which deal with specific human rights (e.g. Convention against Torture, Convention on the Right of the Child, etc) also have been taken into consideration.The second chapter – Human Rights in Practice – Main Issues dealing with the analysis of human rights respect in practice. It is following the same pattern as in the first chapter – rights are reviewed individually. The research have been conducted on the basis of data and reports found in national press and electronic media, as well as those found in the reports and press releases of domestic and foreign non-governmental organisation and international organisations. Some issues of particular relevance for the year 2007 are too in this Report.

The Report is published in Serbian and English language and it is also be available on-line at the web-site of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights. If you want to read the Annual Human Rights Report 2007