Serbian Govt: Draft Law on Internal Affairs withdrawn from procedure

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In consultation and in agreement with Minister of the Interior Bratislav Gasic, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has ordered that the Draft Law on Internal Affairs be withdrawn from the adoption procedure, said the Serbian Government on Monday.

“In accordance with all the discussions that the Prime Minister had with the relevant organizations in the previous days, the Draft Law on Internal Affairs will continue to be worked on through broad consultations,” said the Government press release.

“The goal is to clarify all public doubts and for everyone to understand the intent of the law, which is of particular importance for the safety of all citizens of the Republic of Serbia,” added the Government.

Representatives of the opposition and non-governmental organizations have have been saying that the Draft Law needs to be withdrawn because it is a threat to people’s rights and freedoms.

The politicization of the police and the police officers’ unconstitutional powers were, in short, the key objections to the Draft Law.

The People’s Party announced that they would invite citizens to „large and massive protests“ if the Draft Law on Internal Affairs is not withdrawn from the parliamentary procedure.