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        • The BIA Fighting an Internal Enemy of the State
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          • Autor: Predrag Petrovic
          • The BIA Fighting an Internal Enemy of the State

          • BCSP Executive Director Predrag Petrovic, through specific examples, analysed how BIA’s powers were misused to pressure and combat critical voices.

          • Shrinking Civic Space Needs to Be Resisted at the Local Level

          • It is crucial to continually monitor the state of civic space and freedom through including local civil society organizations in the dialogue with the international community, it was concluded at two local debates organized by Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) on October 10 th 2019 in ...

        Serbian Government is Implementing Unlawful Video Surveillance With Face Recognition in BelgradeThe BIA Fighting an Internal Enemy of the StateSerbia's MoI Should Suspend the Introduction of Smart Video Surveillance SystemsShrinking Civic Space Needs to Be Resisted at the Local LevelStop State Capture in the Judiciary
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          • Year: 2015
          • Serbian police crime statistics (un)available

          • Increasing the transparency and accountability of the police is not viable if the Serbian public are made aware of current crime rates and the effectiveness of the police only by the Minister of Internal Affairs.

        • The publication of crime statistics contributes to increased police transparency and accountability. On the basis of these data the public are able to assess the effectiveness of the police in crime fighting and prevention as well as with regards to fighting corruption within its own ranks. In this way the police can show that they have nothing to hide from the public, which in turn increases public trust in the police.

          Most records collected by the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) are labelled ‘classified’ and are not publically available. This is why MUP should regularly report, annually at the very least, detailed statistics on crime rates as collected by regional police directorates across the country.

          These MUP reports should include information on the following: the distribution of all types of crimes and other offences at national, regional and local levels; the rate of prosecution by regional police directorates (PU); the variation in crime rates by PU or by city, municipality and city municipality across Serbia; figures for reported, solved and dismissed crimes; the numbers of complaints filed against the police, broken down by PU or by city, municipality and city municipality.

          All statistical data in the aforementioned reports must be gender sensitive.

          This publication is made possible by the support of the European Union under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) programme “Civil Society Facility”, within the project “Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust (POINTPULSE)”. The views expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

        • Tags: police, police reform, POINTPULSE, accountability, integrity, Serbia
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