Within the joint project of the Judicial Academy and the UN Office, two workshops were conducted, in Novi Sad, on 5 December, and in Kragujevac, on 8 December 2017.
The topic of the workshops, which were intended for the judges and judicial assistants from the territories of the Novi Sad and the Kragujevac appellate jurisdictions, was the „Implementation of international standards in the area of human rights“.
The goal of the workshops was professional improvement and training of the judges and judicial assistants in the implementation of the international standards in the area of human rights.
The workshops were attended by twenty eight participants, out of that number, three judges and four judicial assistants from the Appellate Courts in Novi Sad and Kragujevac, as well as by the judges and judicial assistants of the High Courts in Požarevac, Kruševac, Sremska Mitrovica, Sombor, Šabac, and Novi Sad.
The workshops were also attended by seven beneficiaries of the continuous training of the Judicial Academy.
The lecturers within the workshops were Milan Antonijević, the Director of the Committee of Human Rights Jurists, YUCOM, and Ivana Krstić, the Professor of the International Law and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the University in Belgrade.
The lecturers presented the structure, sources, and mechanisms of the international human rights law, familiarized those present with the good practice in the implementation of the international human rights law in Serbia, as well as with the comparative practice. The modalities of direct implementation of the international law in compliance with the legal framework of the Republic of Serbia were also discussed.
At the end of the workshops, the lecturers presented the thematic case studies including different examples – persons with disabilities, domestic violence, the rights of the child, discrimination of national minorities, etc.