Exactly seventy years ago, on 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, adopted in response to the atrocities of World War Two, is the first document defining human rights as inviolable and as belonging to all people, regardless of who they are and where they live. Although it is not legally binding, it is the cornerstone of the history of human rights and the development of the international human rights system. (more…)
More than 30 civil society organizations supported the text of the amendment to Article 40 of the Personal Data Protection Law and called on the deputies to support an amendment that stipulates that citizens’ rights to the protection of personal data can be limited solely on the basis of the law. If the disputed article of the law is adopted in the present form, there is a danger that authorities or private companies handling personal data may restrict citizens’ rights without explicit legal authority and at their own discretion.
Complete announcement in Serbian, with the proposed amendment can be found HERE.
Announcement regarding the comment Deputy Assembly Speaker and MP Vjerica Radeta posted on her Twitter account
The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights most vehemently condemns the comment Deputy Assembly Speaker and MP Vjerica Radeta posted on her Twitter account in response to the passing of Hatidža Mehmedović, the Chairwoman of the Mothers of Srebrenica association. (more…)
Protecting people across borders – NGO statement ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018
On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. (more…)
Civic associations with years-long experience in law and the judiciary hereby express concern about the way in which the expert and general public is engaged in the constitutional amendment procedure. In our opinion, the representatives of the Government and Justice Ministry need to open a public debate on constitutional amendments without delay, in which they will involve not only select civic associations (which had submitted their written suggestions on constitutional amendments), but other associations, institutions and most importantly – the citizens – as well. (more…)