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124931
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On 6 October 2014, the Government of Serbia Coordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, and the Bujanovac Branch of the Subotica Economics Faculty of Novi Sad University organized an opening ceremony marking the start of the new academic year.

The Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Ambassador Peter Burkhard welcomed the fourth-generation of students.

Subotica Faculty of Economics, Novi Sad University in Bujanovac
OSCE Mission to Serbia
6 October 2014
No
124905
English
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18 crime analysts from the Interior Ministries of Serbia, fYRoM and Montenegro will learn methods to gather and analyse criminal trends within an OSCE-supported project that will be launched on 3rd October.

The project “Enhancing Capacities for Strategic Analysis and Strategic Assessment in the Criminal Investigation Directorates of the Serbian, Montenegrin and fYROM Ministries of Interior” aims to develop police capacity in assessing serious and organized crime threats in accordance to EUROPOL standards.

Milosav Milićković, Serbian Ministry of Interior State Secretary, fYROM’s Assistant Head of the Sector for Criminal Intelligence Analysis Tatjana Groševa, , Head of Department for Special Operational Analysis, Ministry of Interior of Montenegro Nikola Rogošić, Ambassador of Swiss Confederation, Jean-Daniel Ruch and Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Ambassador Peter Burkhard are expected to speak at the project launch ceremony.

The project is a joint effort of the OSCE Mission to Serbia and the Serbian Interior Ministry, developed in close co-operation with Interior Ministries of Montenegro and fYROM. It is financially supported under the Swiss Regional Police Co-operation Programme in the Western Balkans (SPCP) by the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC).

Hotel Olimp, Zlatibor
OSCE Mission to Serbia
3 October 2014
No
124169
English
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November 2014 will mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Law on Free Access to Information and Public Importance in Serbia and election of Rodoljub Sabic as the first Serbian Commissioner in December 2004.  

The ceremony will highlight the role of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and promote the rights stipulated by the Law on Free Access to Information and Public Importance.  

As part of the ceremony, state institutions which contributed the most to the advancement of the right to free access to information will publically be reconized and receive awards.

Klub Poslanika, Tolstojeva 2, 11.00 - 14.00
OSCE Mission to Serbia
29 September 2014
No
123339
English
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This two-day event aims at building capacity of the newly appointed judges to embrace the new role and gett them acquainted with international and national standards and mechanisms.

The seminar follows the recent entry into force of the new Law on Enforcement of Criminal Sanctions. From 1 September 2014, every Higher Court shall have a judge for enforcement of criminal sanctions to further protect the rights of convicted and remand prisoners, and to oversee the legality of criminal sanctions enforcement.

Some 25 judges responsible for monitoring enforcement of criminal sanctions in Serbian high courts will attend this event. 

Hotel Falkensteiner, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10K, Belgrade
OSCE Mission to Serbia
11 September 2014 - 12 September 2014
No
119888
English
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The OSCE Mission to Serbia is organizing a conference on prosecutorial investigation in light of the criminal procedure reforms in the region on Friday, 20 June, in Belgrade.

The conference will focus on different comparative law solutions and experiences in conducting prosecutorial investigations. The debate will also focus on the challenges faced by Serbia in light of the new Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

Participants include legal experts, judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys and police officers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia. 

As part of the conference, the OSCE Mission to Serbia will present an OSCE-edited publication prepared by judicial experts on regional criminal procedure legislations and experiences in the application. 

President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Dragomir Milojević, Republic Public Prosecutor, Zagorka Dolovac, State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Radomir Ilić, President of Serbian Bar Association, Dragoljub Djordjević and Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Ambassador Peter Burkhard will speak at the opening of the event.

17 June 2014
Hotel Falkensteiner, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10K, Belgrade
OSCE Mission to Serbia
20 June 2014
No
119821
English
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The conference will gather some 60 Serbian senior level judicial officials and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, Gabriela Knaul.  The aim of the conference is to present and exchange experiences on international standards and practice, and challenges faced by relevant institutions in ensuring judicial independence.    President of the High Judicial Council, Dragomir Milojević, Assistant Minister of Justice Čedomir Backović,  the Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Ambassador Peter Burkhard, and the UN Resident Co-ordiantor, Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano will make the opening speeches.  
Judicial independence in Serbia will be the subject of a conference to be held on Wednesday, 18 June 2014, in Belgrade.
Hotel Metropol Palace, 126 Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra
OSCE Mission to Serbia
18 June 2014
No
119711
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59 carefully selected and trained Interior Ministry’s staff members will be promoted  into police ethics trainers at an official ceremony today in Belgrade.    Since 2011, the OSCE Mission to Serbia and the Interior Ministry (MoI) have been working together to develop capacities for sustainable ethics training programme - designed for all police officers and MoI employees. The training course will be implemented country-wide through annual in-service program in 2014, as well as mainstreamed in basic and specialized police training.    The OSCE Mission is committed to promoting integrity, transparency, non-discrimination, and professionalism in the Serbian police, in line with 2013-2018 National Anti-Corruption Strategy.   Milorad Veljovic, the Police Director and Odd Berner Malme, the Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Law Enforcement Department will address the audience and hand out certificates.  
12 June 2014
Hotel Zira, Mykonos Hall, Ruzveltova 35 Street
OSCE Mission to Serbia
13 June 2014
No
119654
English
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This is a 10-months long project which has been based on the data gathered from focus group duscussions and interviews with the representatives of the Roma woman and men, police departments and NGOs in Kragujevac, Nis, Vranje, Bujanovac, Subotica and Belgrade municipality of Zemun, as well as consultations with the representatives of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and other relevant actors in the fields of security and inclusion. 

Media Centre, Belgrade
OSCE Mission to Serbia
11 June 2014
No
119622
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The discussion is initiated by Local Press, an association of local independent media, due to the new forms of violations of media freedoms on the local level that have been spotted in the Local Press’ recent reports on state of media freedom.  The discussion will be attended by local state authorities, NGO representatives, citizens and respected lawyers. The  event is organized by the Local Press assocaition with support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

Prijepolje
OSCE Mission to Serbia
10 June 2014
No
118142
English
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The book, Youth and Hooliganism in Sports Events, was produced by the OSCE Mission to Serbia. It is based on a survey conducted in 25 secondary schools throughout Serbia on a sample of 3662 pupils. The survey addressed issues of football hooliganism, awareness of young people, involvement in fan groups, delinquent behaviour, alcohol and drugs abuse, and linkages to racism.

The results of the survey are published in the form of a publication which will be available on the OSCE Mission to Serbia website.

Odd Berner Malme, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Law Enforcement Department and Goran Milosevic, Dean of the Academy for Criminalistics and Police Studies, will open the event.

Academy for Criminalistics and Police Studies, address: Cara Dušana 196, Beograd (Zemun)
OSCE Mission to Serbia
8 May 2014
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