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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 24903)  

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Title Legislative Review in Serbia 
Description Provision of Expert Opinion on Draft Law on MLA in Criminal Matters of Republic of Serbia 
Status Completed 
Date 10/11/2008 - 04/12/2008 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - PROSECO
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP PROSECO - Support to the prosecutors' network in South-East Europe    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DGHL/JP/1797   Support to Prosecutors' Network in SEE -regional programme
Expected Result 1.1 - Draft laws available aimed at making investigations and prosecutions of serious crime cases more effective and facilitating cross-border co-operation
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.3 – Strengthening the security of European citizens
Programme ☆ II.3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2008/DGHL/1429 Effective measures to fight economic crime and cybercrime
Expected Result 3 Capacities of member states strengthened against corruption and economic crime.

Working Method

Legislative Expertise 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Economic Crime Division)
CoE Contact EFENDIC, Vesna   email
Last Modified 04/12/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 24903) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To make a detailed assessment on compliance of the Draft Law on Mutual Legal Assistance of the Republic of Serbia with relevant Conventions of Council of Europe. 
Output/Results The Council of Europe experts Mrs Lorna Harris and Mrs Anna Adamiak have provided comprehensive analysis of the Draft Law, giving reference to the relevant provisions of the CoE conventions and suggesting the wording for particular articles which they considered to be more in line with requirements from the Conventions.

Mrs Lorna Harris provided also revised amended text of the entire Draft Law with changes and comments saved with ''track changes'' function.

Both experts found the Draft Law to be quite well prepared, and mainly in line with the CoE conventions. However, their comments indicated areas in which the text could be improved.

The expert opinion in English and Serbian languages was submitted to the Ministry of Justice of Serbia on 4 December 2008. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Consultants/Experts Mrs Lorna Harris (United Kingdom)
Mrs Anna Adamiak (Poland) 
CoE Secretariat  
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