Weak Defense for the Defenders – A Briefing Paper on Human Rights Defenders in Serbia

Thirteen years after the democratic changes, a majority of the citizens of Serbia still do not believe that human rights defenders are working in the best interests of the country. Deep-rooted prejudice from the Milosevic era leads to impunity in cases of attacks on human rights defenders and journalists reporting on human rights issues.

This briefing paper covers the relevant human rights standards, attacks and harassment against human rights defenders in Serbia, and recommendations for the Serbian government, human rights defenders and the international community.

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