The coalition prEUgovor has been monitoring Serbia’s progress in regard to the adherence to political criteria for EU membership and policies covered under Chapters 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) and 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) of the European acquis in the negotiation process.
BCSP researchers Maja Bjelos and Isidora Stakic in this paper analyse the future of the Civil Protection units in North Kosovo that, according to the Agreement reached on 26 March 2015 between Belgrade in Prishtina, are to be dismantled and their personnel integrated into Kosovo’s institutions.
Parsimonious legal framework and parliamentarians’ reluctance to utilise their powers have impeded parliamentary oversight of police work. Hence, the parliament does not have a significant role in building police integrity in Serbia.
Increasing the transparency and accountability of the police is not viable if the Serbian public are made aware of current crime rates and the effectiveness of the police only by the Minister of Internal Affairs.
In this new publication of the BCSP you can find performance assessment of the municipal safety councils in Serbia and quality assessment of cooperation between the police and local self-governments in solving security problems at the local level.
Prepared by Miroslav Hadžić and Bogoljub Milosavljević. Centre for Civil-Military Relations, Belgrade, 2006
The book "Model Laws on Security and Defence", published by the Centre for Civil-Military Relations, contains five model laws in the field of defence and security of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The first among them regulates the procedures and instruments for democratic and civil control of the Army of Serbia and Montenegro. Its first version was drafted by Miroslav Hadžić, Bogoljub Milosavljević and Ilija Babić. It was preceded by a decision of the Defence Committee of the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro to establish a Working Group for the drafting of the law. The OSCE Mission in SCG has supported that project. The Model Law was subsequently improved and amended at several meetings of the Committee that were attended, in addition to the members of the Parliament, by the experts from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as by the members of the Assembly's professional service. At the meeting, held on March 16, 2006, the Committee adopted a draft text of the Law on Democratic and Civilian Control of the Army of Serbia and Montenegro and decided to be the proposer of the Law.
Model Law on Supreme Defence Council , as well as the Model Law on Civilian Services has been drafted by Miroslav Hadžić, Bogoljub Milosavljević and Milorad Timotić. They were at the same time the leaders of the team of experts of the Centre. Model Law on the method of determining and handling classified information was drafted by Đorđe Dozet and Goran Dolović, while the Model Law on Private Security Related Services was drafted by Slobodan Miletić and Bogoljub Milosavljević. All previous and final drafts of the laws have been verified, after thorough debates, at the meeting of the team of experts of the Centre.
The entire project was implemented in cooperation and with the support of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.