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          • Year: 2014
          • Report on the OSCE-Wide Workshop on the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security

          • The conference report has been produced by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, and edited by BCSP Researcher Marko Milosevic. The views herein expressed are solely those of the BCSP and do not necessarily reflect official position of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

        • This report presents the background and main findings of an OSCE-wide workshop on the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security, organized from the 26th to the 28th of March 2014 in Belgrade by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Serbia, in partnership with the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia.

          Firstly, it provides an introduction to the organization, context-relevant OSCE executive structures and the Code of Conduct itself. Subsequently, a summary of workshop panel discussions is presented. Background documents and a list of further readings on the subject are enclosed in the Annex.

          The aim of the workshop was to enhance internal coherence of the OSCE in supporting and promoting the Code and advancing its effective implementation. The Workshop, sponsored by the following OSCE participating states: Austria, Germany and Switzerland and mandated by the OSCE’s Forum for Security and Co-operation (FSC), was the seventh regional event on the Code of Conduct, with previous seminars having been held in Kazakhstan (2008), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009), Belarus (2010), Ukraine (2011), Latvia (2012) and Malta (2013).

          Complete report can be found on this link.

          The report was presented to OSCE member states in Vienna on 9 July in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on Third Annual Discussion on the Implemetation of the Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security. Among panelists, BCSP researcher Marko Milosevic gave a presentation "Civil Society Perspective from South Eastern Europe on the CoC" addressing future challenges: examining the results of reporting; training for parliamentarians; a better inter-agency approach among the institutions active in the security sector; and placing more emphasis on follow-up activities with civil society organizations, including using the annual report as a platform for promoting transparency and consultations on security issues.

          The report of that event can be found on this link.

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