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        • Weapons are the Target Again
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          • Autor: Sasa Djordjevic
          • Weapons are the Target Again

          • Illegal weapons accumulated in the hands of Western Balkans citizens is a serious security threat. A roadmap was adopted to combat the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms and light weapons.

        • Today and Tomorrow: Social Media and Police Services in the Western Balkans
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          • Autor: Marko Zivkovic
          • Today and Tomorrow: Social Media and Police Services in the Western Balkans

          • The importance of police using social media to communicate with citizens and build trust, current practices in Western Balkans, and recommentations for police to improve their social media presence and way of engaging citizens is detailed in the new BCSP publication.

        • Good start of Serbian MoI on Facebook
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          • Autor: Marko Zivkovic, Sasa Djordjevic
          • Good start of Serbian MoI on Facebook

          • Activities of Serbia's Ministry of Interior on Facebook so far, their success as well as aspects that need improvement are presented in the new BCSP analysis.

        • Strategic State Capture
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          • Autor: Jelena Pejic
          • Strategic State Capture

          • Serbia is getting a new National Security Strategy after almost a decade. It is the supreme strategic document that identifies highest national interests and defines how to pursue and protect them in an altered security environment.

        Reactivating Conscription in Serbia – How Much Does it Cost and What is the Purpose?Weapons are the Target AgainToday and Tomorrow: Social Media and Police Services in the Western BalkansGood start of Serbian MoI on FacebookStrategic State Capture
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          • Year: 2017
          • Private Detectives in Serbia: (Lack) of Legal Regulation

          • New analysis of the BCSP points to the insufficiently investigated topic of private detective companies and answers four basic questions: What do we know about detectives in Serbia, what do they actually do, what competencies do they have and how can their work be improved from the point of of law and human rights?

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          Very little is known about the work of the detectives in Serbia. Their activities are unknown to the public, mainly due to the lack of media interest to report on this profession. The professional and academic public also did not adequately research the activity of this sector. Citizens only get informed on this subject through periodic media reports on the need for legal regulation of this sector, or, more recently, on the number of currently licensed detectives.

           

          The first segment of the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCBP) analysis is dedicated to assessing the number of detective agencies in Serbia and their employees. Given that there is no empirical research on this topic, the BCBP research team offered an original assessment, which was created through cross-referencing data from the Business Registers Agency, Ministry of Interior, media reports and classified ads. Estimates of individuals involved in this activity vary considerably, because a certain number of them works illegally, but also because a large number of private security agencies offer investigative and detective services.

          Detective services are closely tied to the processing of personal data, which is guaranteed by the Constitution to the citizens of Serbia. The BCSP analysis finds that some provisions of the Law on Detective Activity and their powers are contrary to certain parts of the Law on Personal Data Protection and the Criminal Code.

          At the end of the publication, there are solutions for regulating this area of ​​private security, which are intended primarily to the Ministry of the Interior. In addition, it points to the necessity of a public discussion that would allow for the harmonization of the extent of the detective powers with other systemic regulations.

        • Tags: detectives, private security, private security companies, Marko Milošević, Predrag Petrović, Law on free access to information of public importance
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