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Serbian Ministry of Interior improves respect for human rights for victims of domestic violence

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Gender-based and domestic violence
Subject
Gender-based and domestic violence
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
human rights violations, victims, human rights

Summary

From 12 to 15 May, the Mission and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) organized a training course for Police Victim Coordinators in the MoI on the introduction of standard interviewing techniques in line with the best European practices, based on the PEACE model (PEACE: Preparation and Planning, Engage and Explain, Account, Closure, Evaluation. It is an investigative interviewing model developed in the United Kingdom.) The event gathered a group of 14 Victim Coordinators from Cacak, Nis, Novi Pazar, Pozarevac, Prokuplje, and Uzice. By implementing standardized police interviewing techniques for victims of crime, the MoI aims to improve the consistent protection of human rights and, in particular, Serbia’s adherence to the European Convention on Human Rights (In 2013, the MoI appointed two Police Victim Coordinators per district and to support the implementation of the Ministry’s “Special Protocol for Police Officers’ Actions in Cases of Violence against Women in Family and Close Relations.”)This activity is part of the Mission’s ongoing support to the police service in institutionalizing mechanisms to assist victims of domestic violence.

Information

Added on
03 Aug 2016
Origin
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Region
Serbia
Keywords
human rights violations, victims, human rights
Rights
OSCE