R-l: The Representative of the Irish OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton meeting with Serbia's Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić, Belgrade, 25 September 2012. (OSCE/Milan Obradovic)
Assistance and expertise
According to its mandate, the Mission, acting in close co-operation with the Government of Serbia, will provide assistance and expertise to the authorities at all levels, as well as to interested individuals, groups and organizations, in the fields of democratization and the protection of human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to national minorities.
In this context, and in order to promote democratization, tolerance, the rule of law and conformity with OSCE principles, standards and commitments, the Mission will also:
assist and advise on the full implementation of legislation in areas covered by the mandate;
monitor the proper functioning and development of democratic institutions, processes and mechanisms;
assist in the restructuring and training of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary;
provide assistance and advice in the field of the media;
in close co-operation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, provide advice and support in order to facilitate the return of refugees to and from neighbouring countries and from other countries of residence as well as of internally displaced persons to their homes within the territory of Serbia.