Human Rights Concerns

In 2013, discrimination and homophobia remained major human rights concerns in Serbia. In Belgrade more than 1,000 Roma were forcibly evicted over the past two years. The Belgrade Pride was again banned in October. In Kosovo, impunity continued for crimes under international law perpetrated by the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA). Violence in the north, inter-ethnic attacks and discrimination against minorities also continued. On a positive note, however, prosecutions of alleged war criminals Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić began at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

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By Andy Graan, Amnesty International USA Country Specialist for Serbia, Macedonia, and Western Europe   LGBT activists and supporters in Serbia have been working tirelessly to prepare for Belgrad...
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More than 1,000 people, including many families fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, remain stuck in abysmal and rapidly deteriorating conditions along a Serbian motorway after Hungarian a...

The demolition of the homes of 53 Roma families living in the Grmeč informal settlement in Zemun municipality has been suspended on the order of the Serbian government. All families living in the s...


This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting ci...

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