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        • Serbia and Hungary: Hammering Democracy
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          • Autor: Marko Drajić
          • Serbia and Hungary: Hammering Democracy

          • Hungary is currently Serbia’s closest international partner. Bilateral relations between the two countries are no longer marred by any disputes and their political and economic interests increasingly coincide. The values underpinning the administrations of both countries have converged to ...

        • The Security Sector in a Captured State
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          • The Security Sector in a Captured State

          • Report on state capture in Serbia is BCSP genuine and pioneering work aiming to document and deconstruct ongoing process of state capture in the security sector through presentation of mechanisms, actors and consequences of this process.

        • The Security Sector in the State of Emergency: Testing Democracy
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          • Autor: Isidora Stakic, Jelena Pejic Nikic, Katarina Djokic, Marija Ignjatijevic, Sasa Djordjevic
          • The Security Sector in the State of Emergency: Testing Democracy

          • This analysis by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) concludes that during the 52 days it spent in a state of emergency, Serbia failed the test of democracy, thanks to a series of failings and irregularities in the conduct and control of the security sector.

        • The Masks Have Slipped: Serbia in a Geopolitical Pandemic
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          • Autor: Isidora Stakic, Maja Bjelos, Marko Drajić
          • The Masks Have Slipped: Serbia in a Geopolitical Pandemic

          • Masks have slipped and the interests of Serbia’s foreign policy were exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These interests are not based on the principles of common goods, but on mechanism for preserving the existing internal order. This is one of the conclusions in the foreign policy analysis ...

        • Crime in the Western Balkans Six at the Time of Coronavirus: Early Findings
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          • Autor: Sasa Djordjevic
          • Crime in the Western Balkans Six at the Time of Coronavirus: Early Findings

          • Did organized crime groups continue with their activity at the time of Coronavirus, which trends in the criminal activities in the Western Balkans can be noticed in the first six weeks of the pandemic and which scenarios can be envisaged for the future, analyzed BCSP Researcher Sasa Djordjevic.

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        • The handbook is primarily aimed at the members of the National Assembly Security Services Control Committee and the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee, as their considerable security sector oversight powers put them in a position to make im­mediate use of the handbook.

          Furthermore, the handbook can also be of use to the interested public and organisations whose work intersects with these issues.

          The first section of the handbook explains what special covert data collection measures are and what conditions are necessary for their application.

          The second section of the handbook is devoted to the various institutions authorised to deploy these measures in Serbia. This section also con­tains information on the different measures applied by various institutions, the legal conditions that must be met for their use and the actors tasked with their approval and oversight.

          The third section presents all of the institutions tasked with oversight and approval of these measures and reviews the powers available to them.

          The last section of the handbook lists the most important questions members of National Assembly committees for security sector oversight should be asking the security ser­vices and the judiciary in reviewing the use of covert data collection measures.

          Re­sponses to these questions should yield information fundamental to the continued systematic oversight of this area.

          Complete publication can be downloaded via PDF attached to this page or at this link.

          Publication of this handbook was kindly supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, in the framework of the project “Who Controls the Wire: Towards the Effective External Oversight of the Use of Special Investigative Measures”. The opinions expressed in the publication are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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