At the invitation of the Minister of Justice of Serbia, H.E. Madam Nela Kuburović, the Human Rights Director Christophe Poirel together with the Head of the Department for the Execution of Judgments and its Head of Section carried out a productive mission to Belgrade on 18 and 19 February 2019.
The aim of the mission was to review the state of play and explore avenues for the execution of a judgment concerning “missing babies” (Zorica Jovanović v. Serbia). Minister Kuburović informed the delegation on the challenges faced in the implementation of Zorica Jovanović case and the expected adoption of the draft law prepared to settle the matter. A number of meetings, including the parents’ associations, were held in order to assist in overcoming these challenges. A number of other points relating to complex issues were also addressed.
Meetings were thus organised with high level officials, including the Vice President of the Constitutional Court, President of Parliamentary Committee of Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Prosecutor General, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, State Secretary of the Ministry of Health, officials from the Ministry of the Interior, Ombudsman and Director of the Public Debt Administration with the Ministry of Finance.
The mission was widely reported in the local media: