Secret Military Courts of Serbia

Lakić Đorović, 24.10.2012.



„Demonstrating their power over the democratic Serbia, military security services have practically publicly destroyed over 17,000 documents and other evidence of war crimes committed throughout Yugoslavia“ Lakić Đorović


What follows is an excellent text by Lakić Đorović, the retired lieutenant-colonel of the Legal Department of the Army of Yugoslavia, originally published in e-Novine.


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The Controversies of Military Neutrality of Serbia

Jan Litavski, CEAS Researcher, The New Century - liberal responses to global challenges, August 2012

Jan Litavski

On December 14, 2006 Serbia became a member of NATO Partnership for Peace Program thus beginning the process of institutional coop- eration with NATO. Serbia declared military neu- trality on December 26, 2007 in one sentence of the Resolution of the National Assmebly on the protection of Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and Constitutional Order of the Republic of Serbia. The Serbian National Defense Strategy was adopted in April 2009 and the National Security Strategy in October the same year. The previously adopted politics of military neutrality was neither elabo- rated nor mentioned in either of these strategies.


The paper can be downloaded here.


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The Elephant in the Room: Incomplete Security Sector Reform in Serbia and its Consequences for Serbian Domestic and Foreign Policies

Jelena Milić, CEAS Director, Unfinished Business - The Western Balkans and the International Community

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The paper is a contribution to the book Unfinished Business - The Western Balkans and the International Community, edited by Vedran Džihić and Daniel Hamilton, published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington.

The paper can be downloaded here.

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‘Traditional Values’ code for human rights abuse?

Graeme Reid, Human Rights Watch, October 10, 2012

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The U.N. Human Rights Council recently passed a resolution on “traditional values of humankind” as a vehicle for “promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.” It sounds innocuous, but its implications are ominous. Indeed, it is an immediate threat to the rights of many vulnerable groups – including women and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people. And it flies in the face of the founding principles of universality and indivisibility enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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Gareth Evans on 'Responsibility to Protect' after Libya

Alan Philps, The World Today, Volume 68, Number 8/9, October 2012

Gareth Evans

‘Responsibility to Protect’ is a doctrine endorsed in 2005 which aims to end impunity for the perpetrators of atrocities such as those being committed in Syria. Gareth Evans, the former Australian Foreign Minister and a prime mover behind the concept, explains why the UN is now powerless to stop the bloodshed, and offers ideas on restoring consensus


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Serbia, NATO work to enhance co-operation, regional benefits

Author: Ivana Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade, 24.9.2012

Serbia stands to gain from its relationship with NATO, the chief of the Alliance's Military Liaison Office in Belgrade told SETimes.
By fostering its relationship with NATO, Belgrade could benefit in more than a military sense, Brigadier General Ornello Baron, the chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, told SETimes in an exclusive interview.

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