"Human rights during the state of emergency" Survey - Overview of results

19 / may / 2020.

Tri tacke 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.

Online survey - Human rights during the state of emergency

22 / april / 2020.

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Belgrade, 22 April 2020 - Human rights and fundamental freedoms have been guaranteed by the highest legal act of the Republic of Serbia and by series of ratified international human rights treaties. Derogation can take place during the state of emergency and may be justified by reasons of public danger that endangers the survival of the state or its citizens. To cross the line between (justified) derogation and the misuse or abuse is not allowed, but it may happen nevertheless.
Given that the state of emergency is in force since 15 March, our goal is to examine perceptions of the state of human rights during the state of emergency, using the online tool "Tvoj stav (Your opinion)".
Herewith we kindly ask you to complete this online survey using this link, and to do so not later than Saturday, 2 May 2020.
The survey is anonymous, and it takes no longer than ten minutes to complete it.
This survey is a result of collaboration between the Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI) and our organisation.
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.
Feel free to send us all your impressions, comments, criticisms, questions and suggestions using the NGO Three Points accounts on all social networks (@nvotritacke) or by email at info@tritacke.org
Thank you.

Have you checked out our Blog section yet?

19 / april / 2020.

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Belgrade, 19 April 2020 - New content has been posted in the Blog section.
Which rights are nonderogable? To whom to turn to if human rights are violated during the state of emergency? The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted certain labor related regulations - what will be their practical effect? Click here and read fresh reviews of current situation in the country (state of emergency) from the human rights perspective.  
 
This corner of the online universe serves as an observatory of current issues and affairs from the human rights perspective. It gives voice to human rights advocates, but also it  serves as a platform that brings this subject and its significance closer to each and every individual living in societies where illiberal, repressive, undemocratic practices have either survived or have only just started to take place.
If human rights are your cup of tea, if you study human rights or if you are a human rights lawyer (practitioner), send us your writings in Serbian or in English and we will consider posting them. E-mail us your suggestions, topics that you consider important, as well as your questions, criticisms, initiatives at info@tritacke.org

Selected Cases - More key documents from selected court cases

02 / march / 2020.

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Belgrade, 2 March 2020 - New content has been posted in the selected case-law section. Click here to download original key documents from the Prosecutor v. Dejan Vuckovic et al. court case, from the Prosecutor v. Milorad Ulemek et al. court case, and from the Prosecutor v. Oliver Ivanovic et al. court case.

We occasionally publish the original key documents from trials held before the local courts as well as from those held before the courts in the region (the ones where trial hearings were open for the public and where the court decision has become final). 
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 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. 

Call for expressions of interest - Take part in the focus group to be held in Belgrade

15 / november / 2019.

Tri tacke 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 info@tritacke.org

This focus group is one among many research and data collection activities being implemented under the "Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding: From Static to Dynamic Discovers across the Nation, Ethnic, Gender and Age Groups" project.
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.
Holding series of focus groups is envisaged by the project and the plan is to hold one of them in Belgrade. Prior knowledge on the topic of transitional justice is not mandatory; participants should be up to 35 years old. Focus group shall not take longer than 1-1.5 hours.
Our organisation provides an ad hoc support to colleagues involved in the research by gathering participants for a focus group that will take place in Belgrade. Dr. Ivor Sokolic PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is engaged in the research component of this project and will lead this focus group.
If you are interested in taking part in this event, let us know at info@tritacke.org

Strengthening prevention and the response of national institutions to human trafficking

18 / october / 2019.

Tri tacke 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. 

Selected Cases - Court Case KP no. 5/03, Key Documents

20 / august / 2019.

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Belgrade, 20 August 2019 - New content was posted today in the selected case-law section. Click here to download original key documents from the court case KP. no. 5/03 - trial for assassination of Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Zoran Djindjic.

We will occasionally publish original key documents from trials held before the local courts as well as from those held before the courts in the region (the ones where trial hearings were open for the public and where the court decision has become final).
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.