Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.005 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Selected subject-matters : Human Rights, Human Rights (Convention and Protocols only)
Nature of declaration : Derogations
Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 10/04/2020

Serbia

Derogation contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, dated 6 April 2020, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 April 2020 – Or. Engl.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia presents its compliments to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and has the honour to inform that, in line with Article 15 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights), the Republic of Serbia has declared a state of emergency on 15 March 2020, pursuant to Article 200 of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, in order to take measures necessary to prevent the occurrence and spread of, and to suppress the COVID-19 contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The measures implemented by the Republic of Serbia have derogated from certain obligations provided for in the European Convention on Human Rights to the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the epidemiological situation and medical necessity. Measures undertaken have been constantly under review taking into account the epidemiological situation, recommendations of the World Health Organization and experiences in fighting this contagious disease.

In adopting particular measures and issuing recommendations, responsible institutions of the Republic of Serbia adhere to their commitments arising from Article 15 (1) and (2) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights).

All decisions made by the Government and other institutions of the Republic of Serbia are immediately published in the Official Gazette, on the website of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, while issuing statements by means making them available to all. All legal acts imposing measures and issuing recommendations aimed at preventing the occurrence and spread of, and suppressing the COVID-19 disease are available on the website of the Government of the Republic of Serbia (https:/www.srbija.gov.rs) and, inter alia, the website of the Legal Information System (http://www.pravno-informacioni-sistem.rs/fp/covid19).
Period covered: 06/04/2020 -
Articles concerned : 15


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