Annual report “Right to asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2017”

April 12, 2018

selection (1)-1The Belgrade Center for Human Rights presented the Annual Report “The Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2017”.

The introductory speech was given by John Andrew Young, Head of the Department for the Legal Protection of Refugees at the UNHCR Office in Belgrade. He said that, despite very difficult circumstances, during the entire migration crisis, Serbia had a human and benevolent approach to refugees, and that organizations such as the Belgrade Center for Human Rights had a great merit. He also stressed the importance of this report, which can be of great use to institutions and other organizations to help further action and work on solving problems that migrants in Serbia encounter.

Executive Director of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Sonja Tošković, pointed out that there had been some positive developments regarding the situation of refugees, but procedural problems continue to exist during the asylum procedure.

To download full report on English, click HERE

 

Spring tour of “The Game”

April 10, 2018

The preparations for the spring tour of the play The Game began – this year we are performing in Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Šid, Loznica and Belgrade.

The Game is a play that deals with the current refugee crisis from an atypical angle. We are trying to highlight the attitude of our people towards refugees who, from the war, are going through Serbia.

 

Performances in 5 cities in Serbia is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

 

Annual report “Human Rights in Serbia 2017”

March 20, 2018

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The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights invites you to launching of its annual report „Human Rights in Serbia 2017“ which will be held in Medija centar, Terazije 3, I floor on Friday, 23 March 2018 at 11 o’clock.

Introductory speeches:

1. Prof. Dr Vesna Petrović, Programme Director of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights – Introduction: Overview of Human Rights Situation in Serbia in 2017;
2. Vladica Ilić, Lawyer of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights– Right to Liberty and Security of Person;
3. Dušan Pokuševski, Researcher of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights – Right to Privacy and Free Access to Information;
4. Ana Trkulja, Attorney at Law – Judiciary and Human Rights Protection;
5. Ivan Protić, Journalist – The Role of Media and Journalists in Implementation of Human Rights;
6. Nataša Nikolić, Lawyer at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights – Enjoyment of Social and Economic Rights.

Report in English can be downloaded HERE.

The state deliberately undermines the protection of personal data and free access to information of public importance

March 16, 2018

The Human Rights House demands that the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Justice urgently stop the regression of the reached level of protection of personal data and the right to free access to information of public importance, as well as undermining the institution of Commissioner responsible for these affairs.

Full text of the announcement is HERE

Meeting of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights with representatives of the Republic Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Special Prosecutor’s Office for High-Tech Crime

March 13, 2018

Representatives of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights met with special prosecutor for high-tech crime Branko Stamenkovic, deputy public prosecutor Dr Jasmina Kiurski and deputy republican public prosecutor Tamara Mirovic. This meeting had the purpose of establishing cooperation of Belgrade Center for Human Rights with the Public Prosecutor’s Office in order to exchange experiences of this institution in the fight against hate speech. During the meeting, participants discussed about the existing legal framework regarding hate speech as a form of discrimination, as well as the challenges that the prosecution meets in its practice.

Comments on Working text of the amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia

March 12, 2018

The Belgrade Center for Human Rights, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights YUCOM and the Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia sent a joint comment on the Working text of the amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia of the Ministry of Justice in the part concerning the regulation of the public prosecution and holders of public prosecutorial functions.

Comments on Serbian can be downloaded HERE.