National Network of Judges and Prosecutors for the Application of Standards of the European Court of Human Rights in the Republic of Serbia


On 21 Nov. 2017, the Judicial Academy, within the “European Union Support to the Judicial Academy“ project, announced the public invitation to judges and prosecutors for appointment of the members of the National Network.

The National Network was founded, consisting of thirty one judges and prosecutors, for the purpose of application of the European standards of the judicial protection of human rights in the Republic of Serbia.

The foundation of this type of the Network is important for the dissemination of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (the ECHR), which was founded for the purpose of the protection of the rights and freedoms that are guaranteed by the Convention on Human Rights.

The National Network contributes to the strengthening of the protection of human rights, facilitates the exchange of information on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, contributes to the common understanding of the importance of the application of the highest human rights standards, makes it accessible by judges and prosecutors, and enables the judicial office holders to actively join in the training programmes of the Judicial Academy, which is the key contribution to the promotion of the role and importance of the National Network.

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Goals of the foundation of the National Network:

  • Application of the EU standards of the judicial protection of human rights in the Republic of Serbia; 
  • Ensuring of facilitated access to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg;
  • Improvement and harmonization of the judicial practice in the courts of the RoS with the European standards;
  • Ensuring of facilitated exchange of information between judges and prosecutors on the jurisprudence of the Court in Strasbourg;
  • Strengthening of the protection of human rights in the Republic of Serbia;
  • Enhancement and strengthening of international cooperation and communication between judges and prosecutors.

Activities of the National Network for the application of the European standards of the judicial protection of human rights in the Republic of Serbia:

Members of the National Network

The commission consisting of the representatives of: the High Judicial Council, the State Prosecutorial Council and of the Programme Council of the Judicial Academy decided on the selection of the members of the National Network, which was constituted on 24 January 2018:

Appointed members of the National Network for the application of the European standards of court protection of human rights in the Republic of Serbia:

  1. Aleksandra Leković, Judge, High Court in Belgrade, civil law
  2. Ana Lukić Vidojković, Judge, High Court in Niš, civil law
  3. Ana Stamenić, Judge, High Court in Novi Sad, criminal law
  4. Biljana Lepotić, Judge, Basic Court in Novi Sad, civil law
  5. Biljana Nikolić, Judge, Appellate Court in Kragujevac, civil law
  6. Borivoje Gajić, Judge, Appellate Court in Novi Sad, civil law
  7. Vesna Filipović, Judge, Appellate Court in Belgrade, civil law
  8. Gordana Veljović, Judge, Appellate Court in Kragujevac, civil law
  9. Danijela Dukić, Judge, Commercial Appellate Court, commercial law *COORDINATOR
  10. Dragana Marčetić, Judge, High Court in Belgrade, civil law
  11. Dušan Dakić, Judge, Basic Court in Novi Sad, civil law
  12. Ivana Marković Radojević, Judge, High Court in Belgrade, civil law,  *COORDINATOR
  13. Ivana Milovanović, Judge, Basic Court in Niš, criminal law
  14. Ivana Pavlović, Judge, Commercial Appellate Court, commercial law
  15. Ivana Ramić, Judge, High Court in Belgrade, criminal law
  16. Jelena Stevanović, Judge, Appellate Court in Belgrade, civil law
  17. Milica Zlatković, Judge, Appellate Court in Niš, civil law
  18. Mr Milka Gajinov, Judge, Basic Court in Novi Sad, civil law
  19. Nebojša Đuričić, Judge, Second Basic Court in Belgrade, civil law
  20. Tanja Pavlović Nedeljković, Judge, Appellate Court in Kragujevac, civil law *DEPUTY COORDINATOR
  21. Tatjana Todorović, Judge, Commercial Court in Kragujevac, commercial law
  22. Snežana Marjanović, Judge, High Court in Belgrade, civil law
  23. Sonja Simonović Stojanović, Judge, Appellate Court in Niš, civil law
  24. Biljana Silađi, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Novi Sad, criminal law
  25. Zorica Grujin, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vršac, criminal law
  26. Jasmina Krštenić, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Lazarevac, criminal law *COORDINATOR
  27. Mr Jasmina Stanković, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Appellate Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade, referred to the Republic Public Prosecutor’s Office - criminal law
  28. Leposava Vujanović Porubović, Deputy Public Prosecutor, High Public Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade, criminal law
  29. Olivera Pejak Prokeš, Judge, Appellate Court in Novi Sad, civil law *COORDINATOR
  30. Sanja Kostić, Judge,  High Court in Niš, civil law
  31. Snežana Marić, Judge, Commercial Appellate Court, commercial law
Meetings of the National Network

The first meeting of the National Network – on 24 - 25 January 2018

The second meeting of the National Network – on 4 May 2018

The third meeting of the National Network – on 8 June 2018

 

The fourth meeting of the National Network – on 24 May 2019

The fifth meeting of the National Network – on 26 September 2019

 


Gallery of photographs from the 5th meeting of the National Network in the Office of the Council of Europe in Belgrade

 

The sixth meeting of the National Network – on 26 November 2019

 


Gallery of photographs from the 6th meeting of the National Network in the Office of the Council of Europe in Belgrade

 

Seminars

The first seminar of the National Network – on 25 and 26 October 2018

 

Gallery of photographs from the first seminar - Source: Judicial Academy

The second seminar of the National Network – on 26 and 27 November 2018

 

Gallery of photographs from the second seminar - Source: Judicial Academy

Study visits

Study visit 1

In March 2018, on the initiative of the Judicial Academy, a study visit to Strasbourg was organized for the members of the National Network with the support of the British Council.

Gallery of photographs from the first study visit to Strasbourg in March 2018

 

Study visit 2

In April 2019, on the initiative of the Judicial Academy, the second study visit to Strasbourg was organized for the members of the National Network with the support of the Council of Europe.

Grand Chamber of the ECHR – on 24 Apr. 2019
Grand Chamber of the ECHR – on 24 Apr. 2019

Gallery of photographs from the second study visit to Strasbourg in April 2019

Support to the National Network

The activities of the National Network of judges and prosecutors for the application of the standards of the European Court of Human Rights in the Republic of Serbia were realized with the support of the international organizations:

The British Council is the international organization for cultural relations from Great Britain. It opens up international opportunities for the people from Great Britain, but also from other countries and builds confidence between them across the world. Building cultural and other influences, they are deemed to be the leading world organization for cultural relations. Cultural relations are a component of international relations that are focused on linking people, as well as on establishing of connections between political representatives and citizens, as well as among political representatives of different countries mutually.

 

IPA 2012 – The European Union Support to the Judicial Academy Project was conceived in such a way that it meets the requirements of technical competence in order to respond to the challenges that result from the obligation to fully implement the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as from the process of negotiations on the accession to the EU. The aim of the Project is to provide support and improve the educational activities and new structures within the Judicial Academy and to thereby contribute to the establishing of the consistent judicial system in the Republic of Serbia. The results of the Project are versatile: 

  • Facilitated access to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights for the purpose of improvement and standardization of the court practice in the courts of the Republic of Serbia and harmonization with the EU standards
  • Improved educational activities of the Judicial Academy for the purpose of strengthening of efficiency and effectiveness of the judicial training courses
  • Improved functioning of the new structures within the new competences of the Judicial Academy.

 

The Council of Europe is the regional international organization of the European countries, with the seat in Strasbourg. The Republic of Serbia has been a member of the Council of Europe since 2003, whereby the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was ratified on 4 March 2004, since when it has actually been an integral part of the internal judicial system of the RoS. The European Court of Human Rights has developed their jurisprudence through their interpretation of the provisions of the Convention and, therefore, the law of the Convention cannot be actually applied without being familiar with the jurisprudence of that Court. The fundamental goals of the Council of Europe include the protection of human rights, improvement of democracy and the rule of law. Numerous reform processes in our country take place in cooperation with and with the assistance of the CoE, first of all in the domain of the legal and institutional system of the state, implementation of reforms in the judiciary and in other areas in which the CoE, based on its mandate, is active. Bearing in mind the fundamental purpose of the Council of Europe – the promotion of fundamental human rights and freedoms and promotion of democracy, it is fully justified that the work of the National Network for the application of the standards of the European Court of Human Rights in the Republic of Serbia will be mostly supported precisely by this organization in the forthcoming period.

Databases of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

The database of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in the Serbian language e-Case

е Case - the database of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in the Serbian language, which in an easy-to-consult manner familiarizes the users with the essence of the approach of the European Court of Human Rights and enables simple analysis of the judgments and the jurisprudence of the ECHR;

Cross-reference - the database of the cross-references between the Articles of the ECHR and the national legislation, the system for cross-referencing of the local legislation with the relevant Article of the European Convention on Human Rights, which enables the search to start from the relevant Articles of the national legislation.

The applications e-Case and Cross-reference should help and draw closer the Convention standards to the judges during trials and enable the judicial office holders to manage as easy as possible the available sources of the jurisprudence of the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Within the EU Project, the Practical guide to the implementation of the European Convention in the Republic of Serbia was also produced, the purpose of which is to pool at one place the available sources of the jurisprudence of the ECHR, based on which the judicial bodies will get the opportunity to quickly and simply get the information they need, in order to be able to provide an efficient protection of human rights when applying the local legislation.

You can see the „Practical guide to the implementation of the European Convention in the RoS“ and download it from this link.

The Judicial Academy will periodically update the „ Practical guide to the implementation of the European Convention“ for the purpose of providing timely information to the users of its services.

Presentation of the National Network to the courts and prosecutor’s offices in the RoS

Gallery of photographs from the meeting of the National Network held in the Palace of Justice in Zrenjanin - Source: Judicial Academy

 

Video statement of the Head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Belgrade Mr Tobias Flesenkemper on the occasion of the meeting of the National Network held in the Palace of Justice in Zrenjanin

Contact

 

For additional information related to the work of the National Network of judges and prosecutors for the application of the standards of the European Court of Human Rights in the Republic of Serbia, you can apply by e-mail to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the telephone +381 64 869 0296

Data for import of the contact in the telephone directory
Data for import of the contact in the telephone directory
You can download the QR Code scanner here

Cross-refference

e-Academy - A set of applications of the Judicial Academy


Cross-refference

Cross Reference - interconnects the provisions of the national regulations with the relevant provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights



Cross-refference

e-Case – The database of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in the Serbian language


Important links


Presentation of the National Network