Strengthening Capacities of Serbian Police and Judges on Anti-Discrimination
The following week on May 17th and 18th, one more training on anti-discrimination took place in Zlatibor that was geared toward strengthening capacities of Serbian judges in training. The two-day training titled “Anti-Discrimination Legislation Implementation in the Republic of Serbia” was implemented by Judge Kurt Weisgram of the Regional Court Wiener Neustadt in Austria. The Serbian Judicial Academy hosted this event as part of a four-day training program for 32 judges in training. The participants were highly appreciative of the competence of the lecturer and of getting the opportunity to work on practical cases from different national contexts.
All three events were implemented within the framework of the EU Twinning project “Support to the Advancement of Human Rights and Zero Tolerance for Discrimination” funded by the European Union (IPA 2013), and implemented by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Slovenian Office for National Minorities, in cooperation with the Serbian Office for Human and Minority Rights (OHMR) and the Commissioner for Protection of Equality (CPE). The overall objective of the EU Twinning project is to further improve and establish a legislative framework in the field of human rights and protection of minorities and to further harmonize this legal framework with European standards. The project activities are aimed at strengthening the capacity of the existing two key beneficiaries, the OHMR and the CPE, other public administration bodies and civil society organizations in the implementation of relevant policies in the field of human rights and anti-discrimination policies at national and local level.