The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project were the Supreme Court of Cassation, the Constitutional Court, the Ministry of Justice, the four Appellate Courts (in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis and Novi Sad), the Commercial Appellate Court, the Judicial Academy, law faculties and legal professionals.

The main objective was to strengthen the protection of human rights in Serbia by enhancing the responsibility of national courts to embed the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in their decisions at national level, through:

  • reinforcing the knowledge and skills of judges, judicial associates and court advisors of all operational partner courts in relation to the application of the ECHR and the ECtHR case law in their daily work;
  • enhancing the inter-judicial dialogue on the best ways to implement the ECHR and ECtHR case law at the national level regarding specific legal issues of a repetitive nature;
  • strengthening the institutional capacity of law faculties to deliver fully-fledged education programmes on human rights to students in their final years by improving  their drafting and reasoning skills.

Human Rights Education Programme for Legal Professionals (HELP) resources and methodology will be for all capacity development of legal professionals.


  • Guidebook for civil law judgments, with reference how to refer to the European Court of Human Rights SRB
  • Qualitative study on the European Court of Human Right’s case law on the Republic of Serbia jurisprudence SRB
  • Human Rights European Law SRB
  • Comparative study on the implementation of the ECHR at national level ENG - SRB
  • Protecting Migrants under the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter SRB
Project news Project news

A step towards the “European reflex” for future Serbian judges and prosecutors

8-9 November 2016 Strasbourg, France

The group of 30 participants, future judges and prosecutors, visited the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights on the period 8-9 November 2016. The two day programme enables the participants to get informed about the cooperation activities of the Human Rights National...

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Reinforced cooperation with the Belgrade Law Faculty

12 April 2016 Belgrade, Serbia

50 Law students of the Belgrade Law Faculty attented a lecture on "the shared responsibiliy between the Council of Europe and its member states in the implementation of human rights" delivered by Tatiana Termacic, Head of the Human Rights National Implementation Divison, in the framework of the...

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Launching of the Project “Human Rights Friendly Judiciary”

26 January 2016 Belgrade, Serbia

On 26 January, the Council of Europe is launching a new project in Serbia, entitled “Human Rights Friendly Judiciary”, funded by the Human Rights Trust Fund. The project is aimed at supporting the Serbian judiciary in achieving the ambitious goals laid down in the Action Plan for Judicial Reform...

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