Representatives of the Ministry of Justice, as members of delegation of Republic of Serbia to the UN committee for human rights, have taken part in presenting Third periodic report of Serbia on implementation of International Covenant on civil and political rights. Delegation of the Ministry of Justice was composed of Čedomir Backović, Deputy Minister for European Integration and International Projects and Head of the Negotiating Group for Chapter 23, Vladimir Vukićević, consultant for human rights, Aleksandra Stepanovic, independent adviser in Administration for enforcement penal sanction within Ministry of Justice. Further on Serbian delegation was comprised of representatives from Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Issues, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Science and Development Technology, Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-government, Republic Public Prosecutor’s Office, War Crimes Prosecutors’ Office, Supreme Court of Cassation, Office for Relations with Churches and Religious Communities, Ministry of Culture and Information, Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office for Human and Minority Rights.
Procedure before the Committee was the following in the introductory speech the head of Serbian delegation Ms. Suzana Paunovic, presented the key point of the third periodic report, which was then followed by series of questions and follow up question by the UN committees members.
Second session took part on Wednesday, 8 March, morning covering following topics: nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege - no crime is no punishment without law (not permitted by law), right to legal personality, right to private life, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, promotion and termination propaganda for war or racial, national or religious hatred, right of free assembly, right to free association, protection of the family, protection of children, right to selection - electoral system, equality before the law, minority rights of their culture, faith and language.