News - October 2012

 - 16 - 19 October, 2012, Kladovo (Republic of Serbia): Representatives of the Center for Peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance - Vukovar attended a four-day training seminar on migration and international human rights standards. The training was organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), office in Serbia, “Group 484”, Belgrade (Serbia) and the International Commission of Jurists from Geneva (Switzerland). Training topics were: the concept of international protection of the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers; concept of family reunification and international law; victims of trafficking, trafficked and stateless persons; the principle of non-refoulement in international law; the Dublin Regulation and the relevant ECtHR and ECJ practice; Removal from the territory in the wake of right’s violations being enjoyed in the country that performs removal from its territory; procedures of removal from the territory and the relevant case law; procedural rights and the right to a remedy in the context of the removal of refugees from the territory of the state and the concept of voluntary return, and, the role of the ODIHR and commitments of OSCE member-countries in the field of migration with a focus on best practices in relation to the issue of integration of documented migrants. The speakers were Mr. Massimo Frigo (ICJ) and Juris Gromovs, an aide for migration and freedom of movement at the ODIHR Department for democratization. The training included the experiences and cases from the Western Balkans, and in the practical part of the training the participants in two groups performed the presentation of two case scenarios and performed a trial simulation.