PAGE 3/4 ::: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

INFO   :::  Home - In Focus > In Focus Archiva - PAGE 3 > Round table “Resistance to Extremism”


Round table “Resistance to Extremism”

Belgrade, November 12, 2014


The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia hosted the round table “Resistance to Extremism” in Belgrade’s “Aero Club.” Chairman of the Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality Committee Meho Omerovic, commissioner for the Protection of Equality Nevena Petrusic, ISC Chief of Party Bogdan Gavanski and Chairwoman of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia Sonja Biserko delivered opening speeches and welcomed the participants.

The round table discussed the legislation and practice in countering violence, hate speech and hate crimes, women rights vs. ideology of right-wing extremist organizations, the relationship between rightist organizations and the Serb Orthodox Church and usual targets and motives of right-wing violence. Considering a series of debates on right-wing extremism the Committee held throughout 2014 in Vojvodina, the round table specifically focused on (in)tolerance in Vojvodina. President of the Assembly of Vojvodina`s Committee on European Integration and Interregional Cooperation Maja Sedlarevic, President of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina Dinko Gruhonjic and politicologist Pavel Domonji addressed the issue.

Authors of the publication (politicologist Pavel Domonji, sociologist Srdjan Barisic, lawyer Ivana Stjelja and historian Milivoj Beslin) launched the publication “Extremism: How to Recognize a Social Evil”, which was then distributed to all the participants. Executive director of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia Izabela Kisic presented the goals of the newly established Coalition of Nongovernmental Organizations “Resistance to Extremism.”

The round table was organized under the project “Civil Society Initiative against Hate Crime and Hate Speech” the Helsinki Committee has been realizing with the assistance of the Institute for Sustainable Communities.















PAGE 3/4 ::: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4










Copyright * Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia - 2008

Web Design * Eksperiment