The Country Guide is a compilation of publicly available information from international institutions, local NGOs, governmental agencies, businesses, media and universities, among others. International and domestic sources are identified on the basis of their expertise and relevance to the Serbiancontext, as well as their timeliness and impartiality.
The survey of publicly available, international sources was originally carried out by BCHR in 2013 with significant consultation of local stakeholders. The Guide was now comprehensively updated in 2016. It is part of an on-going effort by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights to conduct a comprehensive National Baseline Assessment on Human Rights and Business, which could form the basis for a Serbian National Action Plan on Human Rights and Business. The Baseline assessment, which was produced based on the Danish Institute and ICAR’s National Action Plan Toolkit, will be published in the second half of 2016.
The completed Country Guide aims to provide a comprehensive overview, on the basis of the information available, of the ways in which companies do or may impact human rights in Serbia. The current Country Guide is not meant as an end product, or a final determination of country conditions. It is intended to be the basis, and the beginning, of a process of dissemination, uptake and modification.
Read the full Country Guide in English here