Supporting effective remedies and mutual legal assistance in Serbia
The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are judges, prosecutors, lawyers, staff members of the High Judicial Council, State Prosecutorial Council, Republic Public Prosecutor’s Office, Supreme Court of Cassation, the Serbian State Agent before the ECtHR and the Judicial Academy.
The main objective is to support the provision of effective domestic remedies for systemic human rights violations and to strengthen mutual legal assistance.
The following results are expected:
- co-operation and coordination between authorities and legal professionals on how to prevent systemic human rights violations and facilitate effective remedies are enhanced;
- the capacity of the Judicial Academy to support legal professionals in addressing systemic human rights violations (including mutual legal assistance) is strengthened;
- the capacities of legal professionals, judges, prosecutors, lawyers and legal assistants, to apply the provisions of the ECHR and the ECtHR case law are reinforced;
- the capacity of the Judicial Academy to train legal professionals on mutual legal assistance is enforced.
Strengthening capacities of judges, prosecutors, but also of civil servants working on the matters related to mutual legal assistance is necessary, but improvement in this area is already notable. This was one of the conclusions of the conference “International Co-operation in Criminal Matters: a...
A Regional round table “Assessing human rights training for legal professionals: challenges and good practices” was organised by the Council of Europe in Budva, Montenegro, for 25 judges, prosecutors and legal professionals from judicial and prosecutorial councils and judicial training...
From 2 to 6 March 2019, 48 law students representing 11 universities from five countries of the Western Balkans took part in the Regional Winter Academy of Human Rights in Šabac, Serbia. The School main theme was freedom of expression – a key human rights issue for the whole region. In an...