Support to the Judiciary in Serbia in the Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights
Project financed by the voluntary contribution of the Kingdom of Norway.
There are currently more than 11,800 applications from Serbia pending before the European Court on Human Rights.
The national judicial reform strategies implemented in 2006 and 2013, identified the main weaknesses in the work of the judiciary. They particularly emphasised the excessive delays in court proceedings, overly long court proceedings and inconsistent case law, pointing the lack of efficient implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level.
It is exactly for that reason that professional training on the European Convention on Human Rights is of essential importance, so as to enable judges to take into consideration the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in a proper manner, as well as to invoke such judgments in their decisions and hearings in disputes before national courts.
The basic project objectives are to enhance the capacity of judges and judicial assistants with a view to ensuring the consistent implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, and to harmonise the national case law through the consistent implementation of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
The ultimate contribution of the Project will be the reduction of the number of cases pending before the European Court of Human Rights and the consistent implementation of human rights protectionat the national level.
The project duration was from 2013 to 2015.
The Project is financed by the Kingdom of Norway in the form of voluntary financial assistance to the Council of Europe for programmes intended for the promotion of human rights and the rule of law.