OSCE chooses Person of the Year in Serbia

Two Supreme Court of Cassation judges, Radmila Dragičević Dičić and Snežana Andrejević, journalist Tamara Skrozza, and Novi Pazar State University professor Senad Ganić received the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Person of the Year Award at a ceremony today in Belgrade.

This award celebrates citizens of Serbia who contribute to the promotion of OSCE values in the country. The recipients were recognized respectively for their dedication to reforms in the judiciary, the respect for human rights in criminal justice, the promotion of freedom of the media and media ethics, and civic activism and tolerance.

Head of the OSCE Mission in Serbia, Andrea Orizio thanked the award recipients on their contribution to the rule of law and protection of human rights, adding those were the common values that were associated with the careers of all the award winners. He also said that the OSCE mission has been helping Serbia in establishing a fully-functional democratic system which includes free, independent and responsible media.

The recipients of the Person of the Year Award are:

Snežana Andrejević, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Cassation, is awarded for her dedication to reforms in the judiciary. In 2016, Judge Andrejević was appointed President of the Working Group tasked with drafting the Rules for the Anonymization of Judicial Decisions, a key document clearly defining the right of the public to be informed about judges’ decisions.

Radmila Dragičević Dičić, also a Judge of the Supreme Court of Cassation, is recognized for her dedication to the respect for human rights in criminal justice. She headed the working group that drafted the National Guidelines for implementing the non-punishment principle for victims of human trafficking.

Tamara Skrozza, a journalist working for weekly Vreme and the Cenzolovka news portal is recognized for her consistent engagement in promoting the freedom of the media, media ethics and tolerance in journalism. This year she has been working on an OSCE Mission to Serbia project on monitoring violations of the journalists’ Code of Ethics in the media.

Senad Ganić, a Professor of International Law at the State University of Novi Pazar is recognized for his outstanding contribution to civic activism and support for values of tolerance and non-discrimination in a multicultural environment.

(Beta, OSCE website, 07.12.2016)



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