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STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT ON TRAFFICKING IN SERBIA 2011

Serbia is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Foreign victims found in Serbia originate primarily from neighboring countries and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. Children, including ethnic Roma, continue to be exploited in the...

 

STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT ON SERBIA 2010

The Republic of Serbia is a multiparty parliamentary democracy with approximately 7.5 million inhabitants. Boris Tadic was reelected president in February 2008. In May 2008 voters elected a new parliament in which some minority ethnic parties won seats. Observers considered both elections to be mostly in line with...

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant

CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

New York, 14 March -
1April 2011

1. The Committee considered the second periodic report submitted by the Republic of Serbia (CCPR/C/SRB/2) at its 2780th and 2781st meetings (CCPR/C/SR.2780 and CCPR/C/SR.2781), held on 17 and 18 March 2011. At its 2796 meeting, held on 29 March 2011, it adopted the following concluding...

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the convention

CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

14 February - 11 March 2011

1. The Committee considered the initial periodic report of the Republic of Serbia (CERD/C/SRB/1) at its 2067th and 2068th meetings (CERD/C/SR.2067 and CERD/C/SR.2068), held on 24 and 25 February 2011. At its 2086th meeting (CERD/C/SR.2086), held on 10 March 2011, it...

 

PEOPLE ON THE MARGINS (part 4)

Social care institutions catering for children and adults with mental disabilities and persons with mental disorders

Belgrade, September 2009

The third report stemming from the project "Social Care Institutions in Serbia: Support to a Reform-Oriented Strategy" - the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights has realized with the assistance of the Open Society Institute...

 

PEOPLE ON THE MARGINS (part 3)

Social care institutions catering for children and youth without parental care, and for children and youth with social behavior disorders

Belgrade, September 2009

The report on the situation of social care institutions catering for children and youth without parental care and those with social behavior disorders occupies, for many reasons, a central place...

 

PEOPLE ON THE MARGINS

Human Rights in Social Care Institutions in Serbia

Part I

Belgrade, April 2009.

The report on the situation in social care institutions accommodating old...

 

PRISONS IN SERBIA

April 2004 - April 2005

06/30/2005 , HCHRS

This publication is the output of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia's activity over the second year of the implementation of the project "Prevention of Torture: Support to the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture" that is realized thanks to the assistance of the European Commission - European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights. Apart from the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, this three-year project includes Bulgarian...  

 

PRISONS IN SERBIA

April 2003 - April 2004

05/10/2004

The current legislation does not provide that non-governmental organizations may visit institutions accommodating persons deprived of their liberty. Among other things, this is to be ascribed to non-existent law on non-governmental organizations. Given that it was not possible to formalize the necessary relationship with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, the Helsinki Committee established informal ties with the Central Prison Administration, the authorized...

 

Press Release

REGIONAL WOMEN'S LOBBY FOR PEACE, SECURITY AND JUSTICE IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

March 3, 2010

Tirana, Albania - The Regional Women's Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice in Southeast Europe held a strategic meeting of its Steering Committee in Tirana from March 1 - 3 2010. The meeting was used to further institutionalize the...

 

SERBIA: BRIEFING TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Amnesty International Publications

Introduction
Amnesty International submits this summary of concerns for the consideration of the Human Rights Committee (HRC) in advance of its examination of Serbia's second perdiodic report on implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights...

 

ANTI-SEMITISM IS NOTHING NEW IN SERBIA

Belgrade, December 20, 2009

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia strongly condemns all manifestations of anti-Semitism and demands governmental authorities to act by the law prohibiting spread of racial, national and religious hatred. Governmental authorities are also duty-bound to have courses on Holocaust incorporated into Serbia's educational system so as to clarify anti-Semitic phenomena to younger generations...  

 

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF REALISM

By John McCain,
Financial Times

November 8 2009.

Two decades ago on Monday, the world watched in awe as Germans poured by the millions into the streets of Berlin, both east and west. They tore down one of history's great monuments of human enslavement, and in so doing, the German people not only reunited with their fellow brothers and sisters after 28 painful years...

 

Roma Virtual Network -

WHAT IS THE EU PLATFORM FOR ROMA INCLUSION?

Source: European Commission

28th September 2009

The Platform is an open and flexible mechanism of governance organised by the Commission and the EU Presidency at the request of the Council in which key actors - EU institutions, national governments, international organisations, NGOs...

 

Annual Report 2008

HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY
AND - VIOLENCE

Serbia 2008

The Helsinki Committee's report for the year 2008...

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY VIOLATION

Early Warning

Newsletter No. 43

08 September 2009

Does the new Infomation Law abolish media freedom in Serbia?

At its Aug. 31, 2009 session, the People's Assembly of the Republic of Serbia passed the amended Law on public Information (hereinafter: LoPI) whose provisions provoked much turmoil in the public even before its...

 

REASONS FOR THE CURRENT UPSURGE IN MEMORY

Pierre Nora

Over the last quarter century, every country, every social, ethnic or family group, has undergone a profound change in the relationship it traditionally enjoyed with the past. Pierre Nora looks at where this "memorialism" came from and why. We are witnessing a world-wide upsurge in memory. Over the last twenty or twenty-five years, every country, every...

 

THE FETTERS OF VICTORY

Lev Gudkov

How the war provides Russia with its identity
Victory in the "Great Patriotic War" is the most potent symbol of identification in present-day Russia, and the sole prop for national self-belief. Victory legitimated Soviet totalitarianism; now, the more the memory of Stalinist repression fades, the more public opinion turns in the dictator's favour. The commemora...

 

Eurozine Editorial

EUROPEAN HISTORIES: TOWARDS A GRAND NARRATIVE?

Introduction
The western political representatives who met Putin in Moscow on 9 May to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II were confronted by a version of history very different from their own. The event highlighted the way in which the comfortable historical consensus long obtained within and...

 

STATE VISITS

Internationalized commemoration of WWII in Russia and Germany

Andreas Langenohl

Commemoration ceremonies in 2004 and 2005 have shown that the internationalization of remembrance of World War II is well underway. However, it takes place within a framework of national memorial cultures. The Russian and the German reactions to the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day in Normandy...

 

HOLOCAUST: THE IGNORED REALITY

Timothy Snyder

If we concentrate on Auschwitz and the Gulag - generally taken to be adequate or even final symbols of the evil of mass slaughter - we fail to notice that over a period of twelve years, between 1933 and 1944, some 12 million victims of Nazi and Soviet mass killing policies perished in a particular region of Europe, one defined more or less by today's Belarus, Ukraine...

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
- PRESS RELEASE

SERBIA: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS UNDER THREAT

14 September 2009

Human rights defenders are under attack in Serbia and the authorities are failing to protect them, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today. "Physical attacks and threats to the lives and property of human rights activists are seldom promptly and impartially investigated...  

 

UN COMMITTEE FINDS SERBIA VIOLATED TORTURE CONVENTION

Geneva, 24 July 2009

The UN Committee Against Torture (the Committee) has considered the case of violence and racial abuse against a Romani man and as of 8 May 2009 issued a decision finding Serbia to have been in violation of a number of provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Besim Osmani was jointly represented...  

 

The Helsinki Committee Communicates the News Reported by B92 News Service for December 22, 2005:

"KOSTUNICA CONTRIBUTED AN ARTICLE TO OBRAZ"

12/23/2005 , HCHRS

Novi Sad - In 1996, incumbent Serbian Premier Vojislav Kostunica contributed an article to the "Obraz" magazine originating the "Obraz...

 

 

RECENTS NEWS ON THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR
THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

Serbia: early publication of the 2nd cycle opinion

25. June 2009

The Opinion of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) on Serbia has been made public by the Government. The Advisory...  

 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, HINA JILANI, ON HER MISSION TO SERBIA, INCLUDING KOSOVO

29 February 2008

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders on her...

 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION UNDER THREAT

Belgrade, 5 September 2006

09/05/2006 , HCHRS

Government of Serbia missed an opportunity to be a constructive negotiating partner of the international community in Vienna negotiations related to Kosovo status. In parallel its unwillingness to hand over Ratko Mladic to the Hague Tribunal led to the suspension of negotiations...  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

November 2, 2011

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Please join the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe for a hearing that explores the nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Human Trafficking.

Organized Crime has evolved to meet the challenges of globalization and modern technology. In this evolution major international criminal organizations and smaller highly specialized groups of criminal entrepreneurs have found new ways to expand their operations and exploit human beings into slavery. To meet these challenges new national and international strategies have been placed into action, but their results remain to be seen. This continues the Helsinki Commission’s hearing series on new fronts in human trafficking. This hearing will focus on: (1) the evolving nature of Transnational Organized Crime, (2) the role of major international organized crime groups and smaller organized criminal syndicates in human trafficking, (3) identified trends, and (4) strategies to combat these organizations and prevent the trafficking of human beings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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