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7th Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia Security and victimization: Challenges of social reaction and victims' protection

"The conference aims to bring together experts and researchers, who deal both theoretically and practically and from the perspective of different disciplines with victims’ rights and provide assistance to victims of crime, human rights' violations and other forms of suffering, and to enable a comprehensive exchange of experience and knowledge.

Within the main Conference theme, particular attention will be given to the challenges of social reaction and protection of victims in the context of contemporary security risks, threats and challenges, particularly in relation to the current migration and refugee crisis, extreme violence, terrorism, radicalism and organized crime. A critical overview of criminological and victimological aspects of contemporary political events and their impact on human rights, freedom, security and justice will be made. Additionally, the exchange of experiences during the Conference should contribute to future work on harmonisation of national legislation and public policies of the Republic of Serbia with the EU acquis, particularly in the context of the implementation of action plans for negotiating chapters 23 and 24."

The conference work will be organized through:
• Plenary sessions
• Thematic sessions
• Workshops
• Poster presentations

The keynote speakers will be:
> Prof. dr Natasa Mrvic-Petrovic: Legal protection of victims of terrorism in Serbia - achievements and possible improvements
> Prof. dr Gorazd Mesko: Community safety and community policing - victimological perspectives
> Prof. dr Oliver Bacanovic: Migrant and refugee crisis – victimological aspects
> Levent Altan: Developing Victim Support in Serbia (TBC)
> Ilse Vande Walle: Victims' needs and how to assess them

For any additional information about the Conference, please visit the Victimology Society of Serbia's website, or contact Bejan Saciri on the telephone +381 11 6303022 or via E-mail vdsconference@gmail.com or vdsrbija@gmail.com.

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Date: 
24th and 25th November 2016
Host Organisation: 
Victimology Society of Serbia
Location: 
Belgrade, Serbia