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Conference on National Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Serbia

22 October 2014

The AIRE Centre and the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia (JA), with the support of the British Embassy in Belgrade, launched the European Human Rights Database in Serbia on the 10th of October 2014 in Belgrade.  

The Database bridges an information gap by making available ECHR jurisprudence in regional languages (BCMS/Albanian/Macedonian). It contains case summaries, short narratives, overviews per article, expert commentaries, comprehensive ‘factual scenarios’ and handbooks, which assist judges and practitioners apply effectively the Convention.

Over 70 presidents of courts and judges from throughout the country attended the conference. The President of the Serbian Supreme Cassation Court, Charge d'Affairs of the British Embassy in Belgrade and the Assistant Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia gave the opening speeches. Those were followed by the presentations of international and domestic experts on the key challenges in national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

The event gave participants an opportunity to discuss main obstacles in effective implementation of the European Convention in domestic courts, and hear about comparative experiences in the region and beyond. Programme Manager Biljana Braithwaite and Director of the Judicial Training Academy Nenad Vujic presented the Database and new materials to assist legal professionals get access to ECHR jurisprudence in local languages, such as series of thematic handbooks on the Convention law produced by AIRE and the JA.

 

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