Partners for Democratic Change Serbia

Plea Bargaining Roundtable at Bar Association of Nis

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Partners for Democratic Change Serbia, as part of its Criminal Defense Capacity Program, organized a roundtable ”Plea Bargaining Agreements under the new Criminal Procedure Code” on 13 June 2014. This event gathered more than 80 legal professionals at the Bar Association of Nis, in High Court in Nis. The goal of the roundtable was to encourage advocates, prosecutors and judges to learn about and discuss the concept of plea agreements in an atmosphere of collegiality and non-partisanship, to consider common questions about how plea agreements will work, and to open communications between parties historically separated by their chosen professional paths.

The Criminal Procedure Code became effective in all criminal courts on 1 October 2013, with important changes in plea bargaining. The goal of the roundtable is to encourage advocates, prosecutors and judges to learn about and discuss the concept of plea agreements in an atmosphere of collegiality and non-partisanship, to consider common questions about how plea agreements will work, and to open communications between parties historically separated by their chosen professional paths.

Panelists at the roundtable were: Brankica Orlovic -President of the BA Nis, Ana Toskic – Partners Serbia, Aleksandar Kaličanin -Deputy of the Republic public prosecutor in Nis, Dijana Janković – Judge at the Appellate Court in Nis, Valentina Pesic – Judge at the Basic Court in Nis, Attorneys at Law Vladimir Domazet, Aleksandar Popovic, Dejan Ciric, as well as legal expert from Macedonia – doc.dr Boban Misoski and Daniel Linhardt – legal expert from American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

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Categorised in: Criminal Defense Capacity Program (CDCP), Rule of Law

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