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COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE CLOSES CASE OF "ALIŠIĆ V. SERBIA" - STATE SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE MR GOJKO STANIVUKOVIĆ AT THE MEETING OF SUPERVISION OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS JUDGMENTS EXECUTION

State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia Mr Gojko Stanivuković informed the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe of the measures that the Republic of Serbia has taken in implementation of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights "Ališić v. Serbia".

Mr Stanivuković highlighted full commitment of Serbia to the multilateralism, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights. He also said that Serbia is a proven friend of Convention and a defender of its values. Complying with the Strasbourg Court judgements and holding the Conventions values high is not just a legal obligation of the authorities in Belgrade, but a choice of key importance for the strengthening of democracy, rule of law and human rights, as well as for the progress in the European integration, the State Secretary underlined. Serbia today has a limited number of execution cases pending before the Committee of Ministers.

The Committee of Ministers welcomed the major progress achieved by the Serbian authorities in the execution of the judgment as well as their commitment to continue this work.

Having concluded that the repayment mechanism to recover “old” foreign-currency savings met the criteria set out in the judgment and that the necessary measures had been adopted, the Committee of Ministers decided to close the examination of this case.


STATE SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE MR RADOMIR ILIĆ AT THE MEETING ON THE EXAMINATION OF THE EXECUTION OF THE JUDGMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS - COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS WELCOMES THE ADOPTION OF THE LAW ON DETERMINING THE FACTS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF NEW-BORNS SUSPECTED TO HAVE DISAPPEARED FROM THE MATERNITY WARDS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Radomir Ilić presented at the meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on March 5 the Law on Determining the Facts Concerning the Status of New-Borns Suspected to Have Disappeared from the Maternity Wards in the Republic of Serbia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on February 29, 2020. He informed about further steps that Serbia will take to fully comply with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights "Zorica Jovanovic v. Serbia". The Action Plan provides for the Government of Serbia to ensure that the investigatory mechanism operates smoothly in Convention compliant fashion, as well as to continue intensive cooperation with the Council of Europe in this process.

The decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, adopted on March 5, expressed great satisfaction that the National Assembly adopted the law setting up an independent investigation mechanism to establish the fate of “missing babies”. It also welcomed the fact that the authorities maintained close cooperation with the Council of Europe Secretariat during the process of adoption of the law so as to ensure a Convention-compliant solution. The Committee of Ministers invited the Serbian authorities to continue this cooperation to ensure full and effective implementation of the judgment, as well as to rapidly take the necessary practical measures to ensure the efficient implementation of the new fact-finding mechanism, in particular setting-up of the DNA database to facilitate the truth-seeking process and training of investigative judges and police to deal with cases of “missing babies”. The Serbian authorities will provide the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe with detailed information on the implementation and functioning of the investigative mechanism by October 1.

Due to the positive assessments, the Committee of Ministers decided to transfer the supervision of the execution of this judgment from the enhanced to the standard procedure.

 


RECEPTION ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, a reception was held at the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg. The reception was attended by around 200 guests, including members of the diplomatic and consular corps, as well as the highest officials of the Council of Europe Secretariat. Among the guests were Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Mr Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, President of the European Court of Human Rights.

Ambassador Aleksandra Đurović addressed the guests with welcome words, explaining the historical background and the events that the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia commemorates. Ambassador notably focused on the first Serbian Constitution, adopted in 1835, as one of the most progressive and liberal Constitutions of that time, as well as one of the first ones of that kind in whole Europe. Ms Đurović also emphasized that through the cooperation with the Council of Europe Serbia promotes the same values as in the time of the adoption of its first Constitution - democracy, rule of law and human rights.

The audience was also addressed by Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, who noted the importance of the Republic of Serbia's membership in the Council of Europe, as well as the numerous conventions of the Council of Europe that the Republic of Serbia has acceded to.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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