CoEOn June 2, 2023, the Republic of Serbia received Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations sent by the Committee of Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (IC—CP/Inf (2023)11).

reem alsalem sReem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, presented a report on guardianship in the context of violence against women and children. The Autonomous Women's Center submitted a report on the situation in Serbia. The Report highlights all the consequences of using the quasi-scientific concept of "parental alienation" and its iterations.

preugovor alarm 20 sTanja Ignjatović spoke about the unfavorable context for the exercise of basic human rights, the prevention of violence and the protection of vulnerable groups, especially women and children, topics that were not the focus of reforms within the framework of European integration (strengthening of the right, hate speech in public space, anti -gender narratives and attacks on dissidents), as well as about reforms "on paper" and a series of institutional failures, emphasizing the demand for the responsibility of the authorities, while the members of the AWC held a banner that read "We are looking for answers".

savet evropeThe Serbian authorities have submitted their reporting form on the implementation of recommendations issued by the Committee of the Parties. The completed reporting form has been published today, in accordance with the agreed procedure.

azcAfter the withdrawal of the Draft Law on Internal Affairs due to numerous objections from civil society organizations, and especially due to the short deadline for public discussion of a set of six police laws and also due to the introduction of non-selective biometric recording and processing of data from public places, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoI ) prepared a new draft and organized a second round of consultative meetings (four) with representatives of civil society (the articles related to biometric recording and data processing were not subject to consultation, as the MoI needs more time to consider their changes).

azcThe Autonomous Women's Center submitted to the Constitutional Court an initiative for the assessment of constitutionality and compliance with confirmed international agreements, Art. 58 and Art. 77 of the Law on Gender Equality, adopted in 2021.

judicial lawsAs part of the public debate on draft judicial laws AWC submitted comments and proposals for amendments to the draft Law on the Organization of Courts, the Law on Judges and the Law on Public Prosecution to the Ministry of Justice.

preugovor reformska agenda 2023 sAt the beginning of the year, the prEUgovor traditionally reviews the situation in the areas of Cluster 1, which it regularly monitors and offers recommendations on what needs to be done during 2023 in order to solve the key noted problems. The year that passed was marked by the gloomy picture of Serbia’s European integration and, the prEUgovor collation made suggestions for improvement.

asylumThe proposals of the Autonomous Women's Center were given primarily from the aspect of improving the position of women, minors and unaccompanied minors who are in the asylum system, with the aim of their more complete protection and the establishment of a more efficient asylum system in the Republic of Serbia. The comments particularly refer to persons who were exposed to acts of gender-based violence, which are recognized as acts of persecution by Article 28 of the Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection.

oružjeThe comments and suggestions of the Autonomous Women's Center were given primarily from the aspect of prevention and combating gender-based violence and domestic violence, with the aim of establishing the most efficient system of protection and adequate response of all competent institutions relevant to this area.

satanak poverenicaAt the proposal of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, a meeting was held with the representatives and associates of the Autonomous Women's Center where they discussed the upcoming amendments to the Criminal Code regarding its harmonization with the Council of Europe Convention against violence against women and domestic violence. The meeting agreed on the future regular exchange of information from both sides on proposals for amendments to laws that are of interest to women's rights and gender equality issues.