Seminar for Police Officers in Kragujevac

The sixth seminar „Mechanisms for detecting and addressing discrimination” was held at the Police Administration Headquarters in Kragujevac.
Tanja Jokanović, senior advisor with Professional Service of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality presented the role and authority of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality institution, while Belgrade University Law School professor Ivana Krstić presented international standards and mechanisms for the protection against discrimination as well as related case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.

Dr Radomir Zekavica, professor at the Belgrade Criminal and Police Academy presented findings of “Police’s take on discrimination” research, Maja Bjeloš of Belgrade Center for Security Policy stressed the aspect of gender equality in the security sector, while Martin Matijašević of Belgrade University Security Faculty gave a lecture on “Communication aspects in exercising police authority”.

Kosana Beker, assistant to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality underlined the importance of expanding the knowledge of police officers on discrimination related issues and delivered a workshop „Definition and forms of discrimination.”

Marija Makević of the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Serbia said that this training module would continue to run as of September 2016.

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