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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 ...

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          • 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.

        • 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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          • Autor: Igor Bandovic
          • Pandemic of geopolitics

          • How does the COVIDー19 pandemic influence Serbia's foreign policy - read in the op-ed writen by BCSP Director Igor Bandovic for the weekly "Vreme".

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        • The paper evaluates the practice of applying such procedures and measures, principally those elaborated upon in the published findings of institutions charged with oversight. In addition, the paper covers constitutional jurisprudence and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. The focus will remain on the procedures and measures that breach guaranteed rights to the privacy of correspondence and other means of communication and, to a lesser extent, other rights and freedoms that protect individual privacy.

          In the last part of his analysis, the author deals with the shortcomings of the legal framework and discrepancies in practice when it comes to implementing special procedures and measures for covert data collection. Professor Milosavljević concludes with a list of recommendations which would ensure lawful and proper conduct in applying special procedures and measures. Additionally, it is essential to equalize the titles and content of special procedures and measures defined by different laws, and determine a more unified system for their application.

          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.

        • Tags: special measures, security services, oversight, external oversight, democratic oversight, parliamentary control
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