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Serbia became the 45th member State of the Council of Europe on 3 April 2003

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Congress President: statement on local elections to be held on 21 June in Serbia

Congress 11 June 2020 Strasbourg

Taking note of the fact that the Republic Electoral Commission of Serbia had resumed preparations for local elections rescheduled for 21 June, the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Anders Knape, expressed his confidence in the state authorities...

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Denmark, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine: conclusions on implementation of ECRI's priority recommendations

ECRI 2 June 2020 Strasbourg

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published a set of conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made to Denmark, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine in 2017. Denmark received a recommendation to set up a comprehensive data collection system for...

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MONEYVAL: new follow-up reports assess measures against money laundering and terrorist financing in six countries

Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism 24 January 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body MONEYVAL has published this week follow-up reports assessing progress by Albania, Andorra, Hungary, Latvia, Serbia and Slovenia in measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. All these states –...

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Action of the Council of Europe in Serbia

 


Prevention of torture

The European Committee for the prevention of torture visits places of detention (for juvenile or immigration detainees, police stations, psychiatric hospitals) in order to assess how persons deprived of their liberty are treated.

Visits and reports

 


Fight against racism

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is an independent monitoring body which provides member States with concrete and practical advice on how to tackle problems of racism and intolerance in their country.

Reports

 


Protection of social rights

The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996. The European Committee of Social Rights rules on the conformity of the situation in States with the European Social Charter, the 1988 Additional Protocol and the Revised European Social Charter.

Factsheets

 Reports

 


Protection of minorities

The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities provides for a monitoring system to evaluate how the treaty is implemented in State Parties. An advisory Committee adopts recommendations to improve minority protection.

 Documents

 


Fight against corruption

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) monitors member states' compliance with the Council of Europe anti-corruption standards with the objective to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption.

Evaluations

 


Fight against money laundering


MONEYVAL Committee of experts

The committee evaluates the effectiveness of domestic measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Council of Europe member states which are not members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Council of Europe member states which are members of MONEYVAL but subsequently become members of the FATF can elect to retain full membership of MONEYVAL. Applicant states for membership and other non-member states which are not members of the FATF may apply to join the terms of reference under certain conditions.

 Evaluations


COP198

The Conference of the Parties under the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198) monitors the proper implementation of the Convention by the Parties.

 Reports

 


Democracy through Law

The European Commission for Democracy through Law - the Venice Commission - is an advisory body on constitutional matters which plays a leading role in the adoption of constitutions that conform to the standards of Europe's constitutional heritage

Documents

 


Fight against trafficking in human beings

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) is responsible for monitoring implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the Parties. It regularly publishes evaluation reports.

 Evaluations

 


Justice system


European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

The aim of the CEPEJ is the improvement of the efficiency and functioning of justice in the member States.

Evaluations


Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)

This consultative body to the Committee of Ministers prepares opinions, promotes the implementation of Rec(2000)19 and collects information about the functioning of prosecution services in Europe.

Documents

Art and donations

The Council of Europe’s various buildings are home to an extensive collection of works of art. Member and non-member states, regional and local authorities, and even artists themselves have donated works of art to the Council. These gifts symbolise their donors’ attachment to one of the oldest of Europe’s political organisations. They are a tangible expression of support for an organisation that views human rights as the focal point of society, as well as acknowledging that creative artists play a vital part in shaping attitudes and behaviour.

Patterns of the town of Pirot

by Marija Jovanovic


Painting on wood
Donated by Serbia in 2014

To breathe and to drink

by Mrdjan Bajic


Mixed techniques
Donated by Serbia in 2008

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Serbia in the Council of Europe


Committee of Ministers

- Ivica Dačić, Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Aleksandra Djurović, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe


Parliamentary Assembly

Serbia is represented in the Parliamentary Assembly by a delegation of 7 representatives and 7 substitutes.

Working documents

Adopted texts


Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Serbia is represented in the Congress by a delegation of 7 representatives and 7 subsitutes.

Monitoring reports

Observation of elections


European Court of Human Rights

- Judge to the European Court of Human Rights: Branko Lubarda
- Applications allocated to a decision body(*) in 2019: 2160
- Judgments in 2019: 24 of which 22 violations and 1 non-violation

(*) Do not include applications which are at the pre-judicial stage (incomplete case file)

Country profiles

 Execution of Court's judgments


Commissioner for Human Rights

As part of his mandate, the Commissioner carries out visits to countries in order to monitor the human rights situation and pursue a dialogue with national authorities and civil societies.

Reports


Council of Europe Treaties

Treaties ratified and signed by Serbia


Budget

The Council of Europe's budget, for 2020, is € 496M.

The contribution of Serbia is € 1 136 474.


Office in Belgrade

Contacts