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“Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”: presentation of the analysis of the compliance with the EU acquis communautaire within Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, in the areas of war crimes and fundamental rights.

“Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”: presentation of the analysis of the compliance with the EU acquis communautaire within Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, in the areas of war crimes and fundamental rights.

POLICY-PAPER-eng-logo“Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process” analysis shows policies and financial instruments used by the EU to recommend and advocate for the justice for crimes in the past, the EU regulations containing principles of transitional justice that the acceding countries have to comply with prior to the EU accession, the current compliance of the Republic of Serbia’s legislation with these regulations, and recommendations for further harmonization.

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Press Conference – “ Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”

Press Conference – “ Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”

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The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) and the Coalition for Access to Justice today presented an analysis of the compliance of national legislation with the EU acquis in the area of war crimes and fundamental rights within Chapter 23 – Judiciary and fundamental rights. This analysis, „Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”, shows the EU policies and instruments regarding the crimes committed in the past, the EU regulations containing principles of transitional justice, the current compliance of the Republic of Serbia’s legislation with these regulations, and recommendations for further harmonization. The analysis is available for download in Serbian and English

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Press Conference: Presentation of the Analysis of Compliance with the EU regulations in the Area of Transitional Justice

Press Conference: Presentation of the Analysis of Compliance with the EU regulations in the Area of Transitional Justice

Logo_FHP On June 30th 2014 the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) and the Coalition for Access to Justice will present the analysis “Transitional Justice in Serbia’s EU Accession Process”. The analysis shows policies and financial instruments used by the EU to recommend and advocate for the justice for crimes in the past, the EU regulations containing principles of transitional justice that the acceding countries have to comply with prior to the EU accession, the current compliance of the Republic of Serbia’s legislation with these regulations, and recommendations for further harmonization.

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The fourth issue of the bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE

bilten_engThe fourth issue of the bulletin through ACCESSION towards JUSTICE published. Eric Gordy, Professor at University College London, writes about the importance of knowing and understanding the events from the past. In his opinion, these processes are important for the democratization of the society and for the European perspective of the states striving towards the membership in the EU. He also alleges that the sluggishness of the education system greatly contributed to the fact that majority still does not know what really happened during the wars on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Education is a topic that Marijana Toma, the Deputy Director of HLC, also writes about in another article. She alleges that education is an important component of the process of dealing with the past and the development of a stable democratic state.

And, at the end, there are columns in the Bulletin offering an overview of events and war crimes trials in the period following May 1st, 2014.

You can send us your comments on the newsletter at:  towardsJUSTICE@hlc-rdc.org and join the discussion at Twitter/#towardsJUSTICE.

Download fourth issue of the newsletter here.

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The belated dismissal of Miloš Perović is insufficient

The belated dismissal of Miloš Perović is insufficient

Logo_FHPMiloš Perović, the former Head of the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) Protection Unit for Participants in Criminal Proceedings, was dismissed from this position on Friday June 6th, 2014. He had been holding this position since 2008. The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) holds that his dismissal, even though late, is significant for the reform of the witness protection system in cases of war crimes, but that it has to be followed by serious reforms of the Unit and the protection system.

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