World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Human rights in Serbia

Article Id: WHEBN0005816478
Reproduction Date:

Title: Human rights in Serbia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Human rights in Europe, LGBT rights in Serbia, Human rights in Serbia, Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control, Mirko Jović
Collection: Human Rights in Serbia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Human rights in Serbia

Human rights in Serbia are generally respected by the government; however, there have been controversies regarding a number of issues, including police brutality and some violations of human rights, but such incidents are usually isolated and not related to government.

Contents

  • Human rights in the past 1
  • Asylum seekers 2
  • Kosovo 3
  • Vojvodina 4
  • Timok 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Human rights in the past

In the past, particularly during breakup of Yugoslavia there had been some violations of human rights but in much smaller scale than in other parts of Yugoslavia. During the Kosovo war there had been violations both by KLA, and by Serb forces.

Asylum seekers

Serbia has a UN facility at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport for applicants for asylum in accordance with international policies.

Kosovo

After the conflict, in fear of their safety, perhaps up to 250,000 Serbs and other ethnic minorities fled their homes to go north.[1]

Vojvodina

Vojvodina has been in 2003 and 2004 identified by Human Rights Watch and the European Parliament as region experiencing human rights violation, and a marked increase in ethnic violence since the national elections of 2003. After thoroughly investigating these allegations, and taking into account the long history of ethnic conflict in the Balkans, the European Parliament in September 2005, unanimously passed a resolution summarised on the Europa website as: "In its resolution on Vojvodina, adopted with 88 votes in favour, none against and 2 abstentions, Parliament expresses its deep concern at the repeated breaches of human rights and the lack of law and order in that province."[2]

Timok

In 2005, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe "regreted that Serbia applies double standards in artificially separating the Romanians of Vojvodina from the Romanians of Eastern Serbia".[3] Since 2004 they are regular clashes between the Serbian authorities and the Romanian community in Timok when Bojan Aleksandrović, a Romanian Orthodox priest decided to build Romanian Orthodox Church, Malajnica where he holds services in Romanian. The priest has been subjected to threats. In Negotin, the Romanian Cultural Association was vandalized in 2004 when Serbian pro-fascist ultra-nationalists wrote "Out of Serbia" on the windows of the main doors.[4][5] In 2002 census, there appears to be 34,576 declared as Romanians, and 40,054 declared as Vlachs.

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia drew attention to the situation of the Romanian people living in Timok, and to their right to preserve their Romanian identity.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kosovo: The Human Rights Situation and the Fate of Persons Displaced from Their Homes (.pdf) "
  2. ^ "Human rights in Nepal, Tunisia and Vojvodina" Parliament of the European Union Resolution on Vojvodina 29 September 2005. (Accessed January 29, 2007)
  3. ^ Respect for the rights of the Timok Romanians (Eastern Serbia)
  4. ^ Protests on the Council of Europe
  5. ^ http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,850103,00.html April 25, 2003 on Deutsche Welle
  6. ^ Extract from the IHF report
  7. ^ Debates Monday, 3 September 2007 - Strasbourg

External links

  • The Kosovo Roma Refugee Fund website
  • Paul Polanskys website
  • Gypsy Blood: Documentary on the Mitrovica situation
  • Gypsy Blood: Preview in MPG
  • The Ministry for Human & Minority Rights Serbia
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.