The Supreme Court of Cassation traditionally organized its Annual Judges’ Conference in town of Vrnjačka Banja, from October 9-12, 2019. The Conference focused on recent developments and issues in court practice and the legal framework and exchange of best practices.
This year, the conference was attended by more than 1,400 judges from all Serbian courts, plus independent judicial professionals such as public notaries, enforcement agents and attorneys. Other guests include foreign diplomats and representatives of the EU Delegation, World Bank, OSCE, Council of Europe, USAID and US DoJ, GIZ and other donor organizations.
Program of the Annual Judges' Conference 2019 can be found on the SCC's website : https://www.vk.sud.rs/sites/default/files/attachments/Kasacioni%20sud%20-%20Program%202019%20eng_0.pdf
Guidelines for the implementation of the new Law on Enforcement and Security (2019) – signed by Acting Chief Justice and Minister of Justice
The SCC requested that MDTF-JSS consultants Milan Bajić and Andreja Petrović joined the rest of the organizational board and help during the setup/organization and the realization of the conference, with the main events scheduled mostly in ZEPTER Hotel in Vrnjačka Banja
The conference agenda included topics directly related to the to the MDTF-JSS consultants’ scope of activities.
MDTF C&J Specialist Mr. Bajić was involved particularly in support to the:
MDTF M&E Specialist Mr. Petrović was particularly involved in the activities during the Annual Conference related to:
6 Plexiglas prisms (app. 25 cm (height) x18 cm (width)) on pedestal with a goddess of Justice with the appropriate text were awarded to the best courts in Serbia, supported by World Bank – MDTF, followed by addresses of SCC Acting Chief Justice and World Bank representative Mr. Srđan Svirčev.
21 certificates from high quality cardboard, with the appropriate text and goddess of Justice photo, were awarded to those 21 courts who have contributed particularly to the efficiency of judiciary in Serbia in 2019. Report on the awarded courts (awards and certificates) can be found (only in Serbian) at the SCC’s website: