Stories of whistle-blowers spread the word about people who do their best and whose enthusiasm and dedication do not fade way, who are courageous enough to confront those on the other side of the law. This case study is about a whistle-blower who has proven that rising voice makes sense. Oliver Adžić, water bailiff from…
Postponement of the Constitutional amendments could be an opportunity to establish a new dialogue between government and professionals who had indicated the unacceptable solutions advocated by the Ministry of Justice during the process of consultations. However, in the view of the previous course of the consultation process and the opinions of the representatives of the executive and the legislative on the independence of the judiciary they had openly expressed, the fear remained that there will be no derogation from these solutions which in the opinion of the professional associations were just the solutions meeting the minimum of international standards but not improving the status of the judiciary.
Timely implementation of the necessary legal changes is an important prerequisite for achieving the Media Strategy objectives. For this reason, it is of crucial importance not to delay the implementation, especially having in mind the fact that it took three years from the date of the adoption of the previous Media Strategy for the set of media laws to be adopted.
The CRTA Observation Mission has begun long-term monitoring of the pre-election period in Serbia, in accordance with international standards for independent civic election observation. Since mid-October 2019, the monitoring team has been systematically gathering information about reporting on all political actors by media with national frequencies in the extended prime-time. Since February 10th, 2020, 120 long-term CRTA observers have been deployed to monitor key elements of the election campaign for MPs, including the period before the calling of the elections, in the territory of the entire country.
CRTA’s election observation mission withdraws all of its 120 long-term observers from the field across Serbia due to the graveness of the situation with coronavirus. Puting the citizens’ safety as the key priority within these recent circumstances, we believe this to be the only appropriate and responsible decision.
Serbia enters the period of 2020 parliamentary and local elections in a situation where the political battle continues to be held outside of the institutional framework. Part of the opposition has been boycotting the work of the National Assembly since February 2019.
CRTA’s election observation mission has started the long-term observation of the pre-election period in Serbia in accordance with international standards for an independent election monitoring by citizen organizations. A team of 120 long-term observers has been monitoring key segments of the campaign for election of Members of the Parliament three weeks before the elections were…
An Overview of Measures Undertaken by the Serbian Government in relation to ODIHR and CRTA Recommendations
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