Workshop on the Access to Human Rights, Including Social and Economic Rights for Refugees, IDPs and Minority Groups in Serbia and Montenegro

Belgrade, Congress Centre "Sava"

18-19 October 2005


9:00 Registration of Participants

9:30 Welcome by CoE Representative and UNHCR Representative

9:45 International and European Standards Relating to Access to Social Rights - The European Social Charter: social rights as fundamental rights (Professor Branko Lubarda, University of Belgrade, CoE Expert )

10: 15 Shortcomings and Gaps in the Legal Framework for IDPs Access to Social Rights – IDP Gap Analysis

11:00 Discussion

11:30 Coffee

11:45 Forcible Returns of Roma from Western Europe
- UNHCR Position paper (Maria Bances del Rey, UNHCR )
- Opinion of the Council of Europe Coordinator for Roma issues, regards the access to rights of returnees and IDPs (Mr. Henry Scicluna, CoE Coordinator for Roma issues)
- Returnees and Access to Rights (Mr. Danilo Rakic, Group 484)

12:30 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Roma National Action Plans of Serbia – Presentation and Discussion (RNAP for Employment, Mr. Edvard Calikjan - RNAP Housing, Ms. Zlata Vuksanovic – RNAP Health, Mr. Dordje Stoiljkovic – RNAP Education, Ms. Vesna Ackovic)

16:00 Coffee

16:15 Best practices and Examples on access to social rights (Ms. Tatjana Peric, ERRC)

16: 45 Constitution and presentation of WGs for ( a ) documentation ( b ) returns and property related issues ( c ) employment (d) housing –Explanation to participants (a and b by UNHCR; c and d by CoE)

17:30 End of 1st day


09:00 Plenary meeting: Guidelines for Working Groups (UNHCR Representative or CoE)

09:30 Work in Groups

10:15 Coffee

10:30 Work in Groups

12:30 15 <Minute Presentation of each WG

13:30 Lunch

14:30 The future of IDPs including Roma IDPs in Serbia and Montenegro, taking into account the conclusions of the Working Groups.
Presentation by the Roma National Council
Presentation by the Ministry for Human and Minority

15:10 Coffee

15:30 Discussion on Concrete Actions to be taken and Conclusions

17:00 End of 2nd day