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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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April 11, 2018 • Press Release

Serbia: Conviction of war criminal delivers long overdue justice to victims

Following a decision by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunal to overturn in part its original acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader, Vojislav Seselj, and sentence him to 10 years on three counts of crimes against humanity, including persecution, deportation, and other inhumane acts in Serbia, Amnesty International’s Europe Director Gauri van Gulik, said: “Today’s …

February 22, 2016 • Press Release

Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his last year in office to bring U.S. laws and policies in line with international human rights standards.

February 18, 2016 • Report

Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

February 18, 2016 • Press Release

Your rights in jeopardy, global assault on freedoms, warns Amnesty International

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

September 16, 2015 • Press Release

Refugees stuck in no-man’s land on Serbia/Hungary border amid appalling humanitarian failure

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 authorities closed the border crossing yesterday, Amnesty International said today from Horgoš on the Serbian side.

September 7, 2015 • Press Release

Refugees face chaos and harsh conditions at Serbia-Hungary border

Hungary should urgently provide refugees and migrants crossing the border from Serbia more humane reception conditions, transport and clarity about where they are being sent, Amnesty International said. With more people bound to arrive, the situation could escalate further. “While Europe rejoiced in happy images from Austria and Germany yesterday, refugees crossing into Hungary right …

February 25, 2015 • Report

State of the World 2014/2015

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 civilians. And yet the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those in greatest need. Amnesty International believes that this can and must finally change.

May 23, 2013 • Report

Annual Report: Serbia 2013

REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, INCLUDING KOSOVO Head of state Tomislav Nikolić (replaced Boris Tadić) Head of government Ivica Dačić (replaced Mirko Cvetković) Prosecutions of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić began at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (Tribunal). In Belgrade more than 1,000 Roma were forcibly evicted in April. The Belgrade Pride was again …

December 13, 2012 • Press Release

Historic Ruling on Europe’s Role in CIA Renditions Is a Milestone in the Fight Against Impunity

Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a historic moment and a milestone in the fight against impunity because for the first time it holds a European state accountable for its involvement in the secret U.S.-led programs, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said.

November 29, 2012 • Press Release

Justice Must Be Served for Victims of Kosovo Civil War

The acquittal of three high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) after a retrial on war crimes charges has prompted Amnesty International to reiterate its call for justice for all of the victims in the 1998-9 Kosovo war, and their relatives.