After the successfully organized first CHATvrtak, dealing with the challenges stemming from the migration and refugee crisis, coalition prEUgovor continues to host these events every last Thursday of each month, with the view to informing the professional public and inspiring the debate on the most important topics within Chapters 23 and 24.

Protection of human trafficking victims in court proceedings

Coalition prEUgovor organizes the second CHATvrtak, where the current situation of the human trafficking victims will be analyzed. 

Panel discussion is organized on Thursday, 26 November 2015, starting at 16h at the Belgrade Centre for Security Studies premises, Djure Jakšića St, 6/5.

The topic of second CHATvrtak is the protection of the human trafficking victims in the court proceedings in Serbia, aiming to provide constructive answers and solutions for some of the following issues:

  • What are the ways to improve the position of human trafficking victims in court proceedings and who are the most responsible actors;
  • Why are we still dealing with the disrespect for the non-punishment principle in Serbia;
  • How can the right to compensation be best assured;
  • What has to be changed in the legal framework so as to improve the status of victims and implement the legislation in practice?

The analysis of the current status of human trafficking victims, as well as establishment of a new strategic and legal framework for fighting trafficking in human beings, are of outmost importance for the accession process of Serbia to the EU, especially regarding opening of Chapters 23 and 24. Moreover, this CHATvrtak aims to identify some of the systemic flaws in the judiciary regarding the protection of human trafficking victims.

The panelists at the second CHATvrtak:

  • Biljana Sinanović, judge at the Supreme Court of Cassation;
  • Jovana Krotić, coordinator of SOS telephone line for direct assistance to the victims of human trafficking;
  • Dejana Spasojević, lawyer

Moderator: Dunja Tasić, BCSP

The working language of the event is Serbian and no translation will be provided. CHATvrtak is organized under the Chatham House rules, meaning the information disclosed may be reported but the source may not be identified. Cameras, sound or video recording are not allowed.

Due to a limited number of available seats, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation by Thursday, 26 November, by 12h latest, by sending an email to  preugovor@gmail.com.

This activity is being implemented with the financial support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade (www.norveska.org.rs).