Seminar for police officers in Subotica

At the fourth in a string of seminars „Mechanisms for detecting and addressing discrimination” held in Subotica, Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality presented the work and activities of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality instituion.
On behalf of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Jan Stefan Wredenmark, senior advisor in charge of community policing welcomed the participants.
Several important topics pertaining to police work and activities in the community were tackled during the seminar. Martin Matijašević of Belgrade University Security Faculty spoke of communication aspects in exercising police authority as well as on the importance of communication in preventing discrimination.

During the seminar Dr Radomir Zekavica, professor at the Belgrade Criminal and Police Academy presented findings of “Police’s take on discrimination” research, while Kosana Beker, assistant to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality delivered a workshop „Definition and forms of discrimination.”

Belgrade University Law School professor Ivana Krstić presented international standards for the protection against discrimination as well as related case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, while Maja Bjeloš of Belgrade Center for Security Policy stressed the aspect of gender equality in the security sector.

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