Gordana Gasmi, Mitar Lutovac, Sanja Prlja


Republic of Serbia is part of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) withits Optional Protocols and therefore, obliged to implement its provisions and to submit relevantreports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee). In 2008, the Republic ofSerbia presented the Initial Report on the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of theChild. In 2010, Serbia presented the Initial Report on the Implementation of the OptionalProtocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.The Second and Third periodic State Reports of Serbia were prepared and presented tothe UN Committee at the beginning of the 2017. The UN Committee’s concluding remarks onboth reports were publicly available at the internet presentation of the competent ministry and,later on, the Office for Human and Minority Rights of the Government of the Republic of Serbiaat the beginning of February 2017. However, also were prepared the Second and ThirdAlternative Periodic Report, submitted to the UN Committee. Those alternative reports werewritten by NGOs in Serbia united in the Coalition for Monitoring Child Rights in Republic ofSerbia, consisted of sixteen NGOs in Serbia. Those developments prove the dynamism of theimplementation process.The study is dealing with the issue of the implementation level of the UN Committeerecommendations related to the protection of the rights of the children in Serbia. In this context,both legal and institutional aspects are subject of the analysis.The purpose of the study is to explore the area for improvement of the child rights policyat national level on the basis of the example of Serbia. The final outcome of this paper is toformulate relevant recommendations for the advancement of the implementation ofinternational norms protecting children’s human rights.

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