Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment Finds Serbia in Violation of the Convention against Torture for Extraditing Kurdish Political Activist Cevdet Ayaz

September 2, 2019

 

The Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment has adopted a decision finding the Republic of Serbia in violation of Articles 3 and 22 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment for extraditing Kurdish political activist Cevdet Ayaz to Turkey on 25 December 2017.     (more…)

Acquainting persons who were granted asylum with Serbian culture, history and Constitution

July 30, 2019

Donor: Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia

For the second time Belgrade Centre for Human Rights is conducting a program for acquainting persons who were granted asylum in Serbia with Serbian culture, history and Constitution by means of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia in accordance with the Decree on the manner of inclusion in the social, cultural and economic life of persons who were granted asylum. (more…)

Constituencies for Judicial Reform in Serbia

July 24, 2019

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Platform Otvorena vrata pravosuđa is designed to provide citizens with information on how the justice system functions in Serbia and how they can protect their rights in courts. 

The project Constituencies for Judicial Reform in Serbia wants to adopt the principle of open dialogue between citizens and the judiciary, and to encourage their greater engagement in local communities. The task of the project is to help citizens to understand their rights, guaranteed by the Constitution, and also to inform citizens how the judicial system works and how judges and prosecutors make fair and rational decisions.

Youth and human rights: Participation Mechanisms

Donor: Office for Human and Minority Rights
Duration: May 2019. – October 2019. 

In the light of the adoption of Resolution 35/14 by the Human Rights Council, which encourages Member States to report on the state of human rights of youth through the Universal Periodic Review, the main objective of the program will be to empower youth organizations and youth in the field of reporting and mechanisms for the protection of human rights of young people . The Belgrade Center will, as the coordinator of the Platform of Organizations for Cooperation with UN Human Rights Mechanisms, endeavor to transfer its experience, as well as the methodology developed for the creation of alternative reports on the state of human rights.

Project is implemented in partnership with National Youth Council of Serbia and with support of Office for Human and Minority Rights. 

No Response to Hate Speech in Parliament

July 10, 2019

The insults ruling party MP Marko Atlagić hurled at Belgrade College of Philosophy professors in the Serbian National Assembly several days ago are, to say the least, unbefitting of the office he holds and the institution to which Serbia’s citizens had elected him and other deputies to represent them with dignity and decency. (more…)