Monitoring human rights with specific focus on closed institutions

Our cooperation with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia aims to bring to the public eye violations of human and minority rights. In the Annual Report on human rights in Serbia the Helsinki Committee presents the most pressing needs, constraints and priorities regarding the human rights situation in Serbia. It also includes recommendations to decision-makers.

The report is considered very important by the actors involved in democracy-building in Serbia. Having in mind the latest developments in the country, the report for 2009, presented in 2010, will mainly be focused on developments after the new pro-EU government was elected and the related consequences for the human rights situation in Serbia.

In order to improve the respect of human rights in prisons and closed institutions we initiated a monitoring project together with the Committee at the end of 2009. We will do follow-up monitoring of prisons and closed institutions in Serbia and present conclusions on how well the recommendations from the previous monitoring conducted in 2003-2006 have been implemented in practice.

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia is a non-governmental organisation that aims to systematically register and bring to the public eye human and minority rights violations. Civil Rights Defenders and Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia have cooperated for many years.

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Categories: News.
Tags: Closed Institutions, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, and Monitoring.
Regions: Serbia.