Special measures for covert data collection infringe upon fundamental rights and therefore it is vital that they are implemented only under the circumstances defined by law. To this end, it is necessary to establish a comprehensive external oversight of implementation of special measures is. ...
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.
The aim of this issue of the Western Balkans Security Observer is to apply this much needed analytical approach in reviewing the decade that saw the transformation of the security sector in Serbia towards the goals of providing an efficient and effective national and human security within the framework of democratic governance.
The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy has been addressing this topic continuously, most of all in its Yearbook of the Security Sector Reform. In this issue of the Western Balkans Security Observer we wished to encourage further discussion on this topic by focusing on some of its aspects, as well as by stretching the focus of our research to include some national and international processes that are in direct interaction with the process of the security sector reform in Serbia.