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119888
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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
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119821
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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
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119654
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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
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118142
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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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118141
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The debate, “Self-censorship: Invisible Threat to Media Freedom”, will gather journalists, editors, representatives of civil society organizations and academia, as well as other media professionals and citizens. The debate will foster a wide exchange of experiences and discussions on self-censorship which is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest challenges and threats to media freedom.

The event will be opened by Paula Thiede, Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia alongside Olivera Kovačevic, RTS journalist, Dragoljub Žarković, Vreme weekly editor-in-chief, and Radomir Diklić, Director of BETA news agency. The moderator will be Branko Čečen, Director of Centre for Investigative Journalism Serbia.

Belgrade Media Centre
OSCE Mission to Serbia
6 May 2014
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110794
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The most recent developments in judicial reform will be the focus of discussion at a joint roundtable of the OSCE Mission to Serbia and weekly magazine VREME.

The event will gather journalists, lawyers, and representatives of Justice Ministry High Judicial Council, State Prosecutor’s Council, Association of Judges and Prosecutors, Supreme Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court.

The topics on the agenda include the efficiency of the new court network, application of the new Criminal Procedure Code, position of judicial assistants within judicial system and legitimacy of the Councils.

The roundtable will be streamed live at http://presscentar.uns.org.rs/live-stream.html

Press Centre of Journalists’ Association of Serbia, Knez Mihajlova 6/III Belgrade
OSCE Mission to Serbia
31 January 2014
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108812
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This workshop for judges, prosecutors and defence counsel will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss with, and learn from experienced practitioners on how to effectively adjudicate war crimes cases in Serbia.

The workshop will bring together 23 participants with the aim of furthering their understanding of international humanitarian and criminal law, the elements of war crimes and modes of liability, as well as procedural questions related to the application of the new Serbian Criminal Procedure Code. The sessions will be led by Judge Siniša Važić from the Belgrade Court of Appeal, Judge Wolfgang Schomburg, a former international tribunal judge responsible for adjudicating war crimes cases, and defence counsel Novak Lukić, specialized in the litigation of complex war crimes cases before international courts.

This meeting is the seventh activity organized this year as part of the second phase of the OSCE/ODIHR War Crimes Justice Project, which aims to build the capacity and reinforce the professional ties of justice actors handling war crimes cases in the region.

22 November 2013
Belgrade
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
26 November 2013 - 27 November 2013
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108307
English
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The OSCE Mission to Serbia and the Interior Ministry developed an ethics handbook for police officers as part of the Ministry’s commitment to fight corruption in the police service. The publication will be included in the annual professional development programme for all police officers in Serbia, to help them address ethical dilemmas they could face in their daily work.

Palace of Serbia, Belgrade
OSCE Mission to Serbia
18 November 2013
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