January 23, 2018

prees realeceOur organisations, committed to rule of law values, have always advocated the exclusion of any undue influence on the judiciary and the improvement of the quality of the national judiciary, with a view to achieving the standards of quality, efficient and accountable judicial systems and the full separation of powers. We therefore applaud the publication of the draft version of the constitutional amendments by the Justice Ministry, hoping that it will initiate a genuine and substantial public debate among the representatives of the government, judicial profession and the NGO sector. (more…)

December 26, 2017

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The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) hereby informs the public that late last night, on 25 December 2017, the Serbian authorities extradited Kurdish political activist Cevdet Ayaz to his country of origin, Turkey, where he faces the risk of persecution because of his political opinions. Mr. Ayaz, who faces a 15-year-long prison sentence handed down pursuant to a judgment based on a confession he had apparently given under torture, was returned pursuant to an extradition request the Turkish authorities had sent their Serbian counterparts. (more…)

Towards full respect of rights of persons deprived of liberty

Donor: Open Society Foundations

Duration: 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019

The overall objective of the project is to further improve the criminal justice in Serbia. The objective of the project is to empower stake holders to wider use the alternative sanctions and alternatives to pre-trial detention and tackle the problem of impunity for torture, inhuman and degrading treatments or punishments by improving the legal practice through strategic litigation, education of police, attorneys at law, young lawyers, medical doctors and general public. (more…)

Anonymous Hatred

December 6, 2017

Donor: Open Society Foundation, Serbia
Duration: 1 November 2017 – 31 October 2018

                The objective of the “Anonymous Hatred” project is to raise the awareness of expert and general public about the span of hate speech as a form of discrimination, on informative Internet portals and social networks, as well as formulating proposals for improving existing mechanisms for determining the responsibility and punishment policy for hate speech. (more…)

Announcement regarding public debate on amendments to the Constitution

October 30, 2017

udruzenjaTo the Ministry of Justice

Professional associations, being completely devoted to promoting the rule of law in Serbia have relentlessly supported, since their establishment, the elimination of every form of unacceptable influence over the judiciary and promotion of the quality justice system. The preconditions for such a system are the independence of the judiciary and the autonomy of the public prosecution. Both of them can predominantly be achieved by the competent work of the professionals with integrity. (more…)