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08 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 20606)  

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Title Participation of the CoE to the roundtable on the role of parliamentarians in idependence of the judiciary pursue 
Description Co-organised with the Parliament of Serbia, and the PACE Programme 
Status Completed 
Date 19/10/2007 - 20/10/2007 
Location Vrsac, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-JU
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-JU - Project on the implementation of the National Judicial Reform Strategy- results achieved and challenges    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2007/DG1/JP/1731   Implementation of the National Judicial Reform Strategy
Expected Result 1.1 - Implementation of the National Judicial Reform Strategy – assessment of results achieved and future challenges.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Functioning and efficiency of justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Functioning and efficiency of justice
Project 2004/DG1/97 Improving the organisation of independent judicial systems
Expected Result 1 Judicial organisation and institutions are strengthened

Working Method

Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Division of judiciary and programmes)
CoE Contact RUSU, Ana   email
Partners Parliament - National Institution
Strategy Implementation Commission - National Institution
Strategy Implementation Secretariat - National Institution
Last Modified 11/12/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 20606) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) A two days round table was organized together with the CoE EAR Support to the Parliamentary Institutions in Serbia project. Topics were organization, jurisdiction and procedure of the judicial system in the context of the European standards and practice. It was for the first time that representatives of judicial and legislative authorities were at same round table and have opportunity to exchange their point of views on legislation, laws and procedures. 
Output/Results Members of the working group for drafting prosecutorial package of law presented draft laws and explained importance of their adoption. They have draw attention that complete Serbian judicial system should be changed since MPs are reacting only when individual problems occur. They were explaining selection, dismissal, disciplinary procedure, appraisal which are proposed by the draft laws. Second day of round table was devoted to presentation of the Draft law on the Constitutional Court by eminent domestic experts. The foreign experts provided their knowledge and experience of the legislator’s relations with judiciary in pursuing the rule of law and human rights principles.
The vast of participants agreed that this kind of events should be organized more often.
Conclusions/Follow Up The Roundtable contributed:
- to the better understanding of the judicial package of laws and importance of the independence of judiciary by MPs.
- to increasing the level of mutual understanding of the necessity of cooperation of judiciary and the parliament, and thus enhance efficient and independent judiciary.
- to the promotion of the European best practices.
Participants The participants were Members of the Parliament, representatives of judiciary, Secretariat for implementation of judicial reform strategy and Ministry of Justice. 
Consultants/Experts Ian Campbell
Eric Minnenger 
CoE Secretariat Silvia Panovici CoE Belgrade Office 
Total No. Participants 30 
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