Call for tender - Constitutional Justice, Functioning of Constitutional Courts, Dissemination of the Standards of the ECHR, EU Constitutional Law

20 May 2024 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a call for the provision of international consultancy services in the field of Constitutional Justice, Functioning of Constitutional Courts, Dissemination of the Standards of the European convention on human rights, EU Constitutional Law. Deadline for...

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Day of Education for Democratic Culture marked by mentor school “Veljko Dugosevic” from Turija

10 May 2024 Turija

Mentor school for Democratic Culture, “Veljko Dugosevic” from Turija, together with their mentees, elementary school “Slobodan Jovic” from Voluja, marked the Day of Education for Democratic culture in Kaona. The goal of the day was to bring students, local community, and parents together and show...

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Final amendments to the Draft Rulebook on Administration in Public Prosecutors’ Offices

14 May 2024 Belgrade

The final Draft Rulebook on Administration in Public Prosecutors’ Offices was additionally amended at the final Working Group meeting in Belgrade on 14 May. The project "Support for the Implementation of Judicial Reform in Serbia” supported the organisation of the meeting, bringing together the...

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The 9th meeting of the Working Group for drafting of the new Court Rulebook

7-9 May 2024 Belgrade

Joint Working Group of Ministry of Justice and High Judicial Council in charge of drafting the Court Rulebook held its 9th session with the support of the joint EU/Council of Europe project "Support for the implementation of judicial reform in Serbia". Working group continued work on final review...

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Criminal departments of all Appellate courts and Supreme Court meet in Novi Sad for regular cooperation on caselaw harmonisation

26 April 2024 Novi Sad

An agreement between the Supreme Court and appellate courts has brought about the useful practice of quarterly meetings between the criminal law departments of all four appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Serbia. The second such meeting in 2024 was organised on 26 April 2024 in Novi Sad...

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Enhancing media pluralism: Serbia's new by-laws

15 May 2024 Belgrade

In today’s digital age where the media shapes societal perceptions, effective regulatory frameworks are paramount. With the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the Serbian Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) recently introduced Rulebooks (by-laws) which aim to...

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Secretary General: “We need ideas, voices, and energy of young Europeans to win the fight for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”

SECRETARY GENERAL 14 Maz 2024 Strasbourg

Young people have a role to play in making sure that our standards prevail in the long term, but it will only be possible if the Organisation opens its ears, mind and doors to young people, stressed Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in her opening address at the youth...

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“Confidence in Tomorrow”

SECRETARY GENERAL 4 May 2024 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić made the following statement to mark Europe Day on 5 May: “75 years ago, 10 European countries founded the Council of Europe. So, on this Europe Day we reflect, inevitably, on the extraordinary and unique role that our Organisation has...

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World Press Freedom Day

SECRETARY GENERAL 2 May 2024 Strasbourg

In a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić said: “As millions of citizens in Europe and other continents vote in crucial elections in 2024, we must recall the critical role that journalists and quality media play in...

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“Our rights, our future”

SECRETARY GENERAL 30 April 2024 Strasbourg

“Our rights do not apply only at one moment in time, or to a specific situation. Instead, they are built to apply over the decades, and in whatever circumstances we find ourselves”, stated Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in the introduction to the 2024 report on democracy, human rights,...

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