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Open letter to the Committee on Culture and Information

Transparency Serbia sent, on behalf of 60 organizations and media, a letter to the Committee on Culture and Information of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia:

Having in mind the enormous importance that the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, as an independent state body, has for providing legal protection in the exercise of these two constitutional rights of citizens,

educated by bad past experiences and harmful consequences for the work of state authorities when they are late with the selection of their managers,

starting from the standards from the existing legal solutions and good practices that provide for the selection of the best candidates in the procedure open to the public,

"Civil society organizations, media, representatives of the business, professional and scientific community invite the Committee for Culture and Information of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to respect the following standards:

  • in accordance with its competencies referred to in Article 29 para. 1. The Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, Article 58 of the Law on Personal Data Protection and Article 203 of the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, as soon as possible, starts the procedure for the election of a new Commissioner, since the current holder of this function shall expire on December 22, 2018 ;
  • To make the procedure for selecting the best candidate for this position open, on the basis of legal solutions for the election of the president and members of the Republic Commission for the Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures by publicly inviting all interested persons who meet the requirements to submit evidence of their qualifications, consider the applications received and publish the results of this consideration;
  • to specify the legal conditions for selection, in addition to general expertise and experience in the protection and promotion of human rights, priority should be given to candidates with specific expertise and experience in the protection and promotion of both human rights for which the Commissioner is competent (right to access to information and the right to protection of personal data);
  • In order to make an informed decision on the proposal to be sent to the National Assembly, hold a conversation with the best candidates at a session that will be open to the public;
  • Explain the proposed  decision on the selection of the best candidate according to each of the set conditions. "

You can see the list of signatories on TS: http://transparentnost.org.rs/index.php/sr/aktivnost-2/pod-lupom/10300

 

 

Transparency Serbia sent, on behalf of 60 organizations and media, a letter to the Committee on Culture and Information of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia:
Having in mind the enormous importance that the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, as an independent state body, has for providing legal protection in the exercise of these two constitutional rights of citizens,

educated by bad past experiences and harmful consequences for the work of state authorities when they are late with the selection of their managers,
starting from the standards from the existing legal solutions and good practices that provide for the selection of the best candidates in the procedure open to the public,

"Civil society organizations, media, representatives of the business, professional and scientific community invite the Committee for Culture and Information of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to respect the following standards:

·         in accordance with its competencies referred to in Article 29 para. 1. The Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, Article 58 of the Law on Personal Data Protection and Article 203 of the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, as soon as possible, starts the procedure for the election of a new Commissioner, since the current holder of this function shall expire on December 22, 2018 ;
  • To make the procedure for selecting the best candidate for this position open, on the basis of legal solutions for the election of the president and members of the Republic Commission for the Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures by publicly inviting all interested persons who meet the requirements to submit evidence of their qualifications, consider the applications received and publish the results of this consideration;
·         to specify the legal conditions for selection, in addition to general expertise and experience in the protection and promotion of human rights, priority should be given to candidates with specific expertise and experience in the protection and promotion of both human rights for which the Commissioner is competent (right to access to information and the right to protection of personal data);
  • In order to make an informed decision on the proposal to be sent to the National Assembly, hold a conversation with the best candidates at a session that will be open to the public;
·         Explain the proposed  decision on the selection of the best candidate according to each of the set conditions. "

You can see the list of signatories on TS: http://transparentnost.org.rs/index.php/sr/aktivnost-2/pod-lupom/10300

 

 

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