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Friday, 30 September 2011

Expert Debate European Good Practices – Advocacy Tool in Serbia Held

Within the project European Good Practices – Advocacy Tool in Serbia, in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation, the Regional Minority Centre and Dokukino, Praxis organised a two-day expert debate on 29-30 September 2011 in Belgrade addressing the recognition of the right to be recognised as persons before the law and the exercise of the right to adequate housing in Serbia. The goal of the debate was to contribute to the finding of systemic solutions which would allow the unimpeded enjoyment of these rights, on the basis of European practice. The invited European experts presented the examples of good practice and participated in discussion with the colleagues from Serbia on how to solve the problem of legally invisible persons and increasingly frequent forced evictions in Serbia.

The debate panellists were: Laura van Waas (Senior Researcher and Manager of the Statelessness Programme, Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands), Adrian Berry (barrister/advocate at Garden Court Chambers, London), Adam Weiss (Assistant Director of the AIRE Centre, London), Giulia Perin (attorney-at-law, Association for Legal Studies on Immigration, Italy), Claude Cahn (Human Rights Adviser, Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Moldova), Idaver Memedov (lawyer, European Roma Rights Centre, Budapest) and Meghna Abraham (Head of Economic, Social and Cultural Team, the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, London). The two-day debate gathered some 80 participants, including the representatives of state bodies, non-governmental and international organisations.

 

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