19 / may / 2020.
Belgrade, 19 May 2020 - Human rights and fundamental freedoms have been guaranteed by the Constitution and series of ratified international human rights treaties. Derogation could take place during the state of emergency and may be justified by reasons of public danger that endangers the survival of the state or of its citizens. To cross the line between (justified) derogation and the misuse or abuse is not allowed, but may happen nevertheless.
The state of emergency was introduced on 15 March and was abolished on 6 May 2020. Our goal was to examine, to analyze and to document the citizens* perceptions of the state of human rights during this period.
The Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms During the State of Emergency survey was a joint effort of our activists and the Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI). The survey was designed and developed in mid April and it was conducted from 22 April to 2 May, using the online research tool Tvoj stav (Your opinion).
Bojan Stojanovic, Bogdan Krasic, Jelena Stevancevic and Uros Siljanovic contributed to development and implementation of this survey.
Overview of the results is based on the feedback from 664 individuals from Serbia that took part in the online survey between 22 April and 2 May.
The total number of respondents that completed the survey (from 688 unique IP addresses) is 701.
Overview of the results of the survey in Serbian is available here.
The version in English will be available here soon.
22 / april / 2020.
When the results are collected, an adequate analysis will be developed and presented to the public later on. Taking into consideration the physical limitations of this online tool, we would like to highlight that this is a pilot endeavor only - several other human rights / fundamental freedoms / rule of law surveys are currently under preparation.
19 / april / 2020.
02 / march / 2020.
15 / november / 2019.
Belgrade, 15 November 2019 - A focus group is scheduled to take place in Belgrade between 20 - 27 November. Are you interested in taking part in this event? If yes, message us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this project is to find out how people interact with each other in their post-conflict discussions on justice. The research will compare how people discuss these topics while simultaneously belonging to different groups, such as ethnic, national, gender or age groups. The aim of the project is to determine the extent to which these discussions promote peacebuilding and how they do it. The motivation of the project is to learn from experiences of countries of the former SFRY in order to provide lessons to other regions in the world recovering from conflict.
18 / october / 2019.
Belgrade, 18 October 2019 - What is human trafficking? What do international and domestic laws and regulations say about human trafficking? What is the scope of this problem in the world and how does it manifest itself in Serbia? What are the causes of human trafficking and what are the phases in the process? What are the indicators of human trafficking? Do we have adequate national anti-trafficking policies? What is and how does the national referral mechanism function?
All these questions and more were covered during the one-day training. Our activist Andjelka Markovic held an one-day training for civil servants on human trafficking at the National Academy for Public Administration in Belgrade. The purpose of the training was to improve the response of Serbian authorities to trafficking in human beings. The training was attended by 20 civil servants from different national-level institutions. This was the first lecture of this kind at the Academy and was delivered on 18 October, thus marking symbolically the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings.
20 / august / 2019.
By their specificity certain cases are relevant for the reform processes in Serbia and/or the rule of law and /or for democratization, yet due to circumstances (lack of transparency, lack of cooperation between institutions, lack of resources or for other reasons) the original key documents remain either unavailable or not easily accessible to the general public. Our goal is to make the original key documents containing proceedings, the established facts, the outcome of such trials easily accessible to the general public.