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Serbia: Impunity for war crimes, discrimination and lack of media freedom hamper human rights progress

08/07/2015 Strasbourg
Read the report “Serbia has to show more resolve in addressing the legacy of the past, to improve the fight against discrimination and to establish a safer media environment” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report based on his visit to the country carried out from 16 to 20 March 2015. The persistent impunity for certain serious human...
Letter

The Commissioner urges Serbia to shield the national Ombudsman from undue pressure

01/06/2015 Strasbourg
Today the Commissioner published a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Serbia, Mr Aleksandar VUČIĆ, in which he urges the government to fully respect the Serbian Ombudsman’s independence and guarantee a favourable environment for his work. “I am seriously concerned at reports indicating that there have been concerted efforts by certain politicians and some media in the country aimed at...
Visit to Serbia

Serbia urged to safeguard the human rights of persons with disabilities and displaced Roma

20/03/2015 Belgrade
«Serbia needs to take immediate steps to address serious issues relating to the right to legal capacity of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and their de-institutionalisation in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by which Serbia is bound» said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of his visit to...

Letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Serbia

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Mr Ivica DAČIĆ, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Serbia, on the human rights of asylum seekers Letter from de Commissioner for Human Rights Reply to the letter from State Secretary Vukic 
Letter to the Prime Minister of Serbia

Serbia should end degrading reception conditions for asylum seekers

12/12/2013 Strasbourg
"Serbia needs to strengthen its asylum system and reception capacities in order to cope with the ever increasing number of arrivals, in particular from war-torn Syria. I could witness signs of the current strains on the Serbian asylum system during my November visit in the reception centre of Bogovadja, one of the two asylum centres in the country. Additional efforts are needed in order to...

Letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Serbia

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Serbia, Mr Ivica DAČIĆ CommDH(2012)33 / 17 October 2012 Reply of the Serbian authorities to the letter of Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH/GovRep(2013)5 / 21 May 2013
Report on visit to Serbia

Serbia: Further progress needed to foster reconciliation and social inclusion

22/09/2011 Strasbourg
"Important steps have been taken to overcome the legacy of the violent past. Sustained efforts are however necessary in order to achieve post-war justice and reconciliation, eradicate discrimination and enhance freedom of the media" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, releasing today a report following his visit to Serbia from 12 to 15 June 2011.

Serbia has a key role to play in ensuring transitional justice and social cohesion in the Western Balkans

 [16/06/11  12:30]   "Serbia is going through a transitional period, striving to overcome the legacy of the violent past, and to enhance social cohesion. More sustained and concerted efforts are necessary to redress the gross human rights violations of the war, eliminate discrimination and enhance media freedom" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg...

Report on visit to Serbia

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Serbia (12-15 June 2011) CommDH(2011)29 / 22 September 2011 CommDH(2011)29 in Serbian / 22 September 2011

"Serbia has to strengthen human rights implementation", says Commissioner Hammarberg in his report

[11/03/09] Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human rights, today published a report on his visit to Serbia, highlighting that "despite progress, a number of obstacles remain to the effective implementation of human rights standards." Assessing the country's human rights situation, the Commissioner proposes a set of practical recommendations for improvements in relation...
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