With the support of the USAID Rule of Law Project, the Chamber of Public Enforcement Officers has organized the 5th annual conference in Zlatibor, on March 29-30, 2019. The USAID Rule of Law Project Chief of Party, Marc Lassman, addressed the enforcement officers, judges, representatives of the National Bank of Serbia, and other institutions, at the beginning of the event and emphasized the continued assistance provided by the Project in improving the legislative and procedural framework which would make the enforcement procedure more efficient and decrease the costs for all parties.
Mr. Lassman has also stressed the need for the public enforcement officers to better self-regulate the profession and intensify efforts on carrying out regular supervision over the work of public enforcement officers and their offices. Constant supervision and correcting irregularities identified among their own ranks will allow the public enforcement officers’ profession to further grow and develop, as well as adequately respond to the calls heard among the public with increasing frequency to improve monitoring over their work.
During two days of the conference, 400 participants discussed about topics related to the selling of the real estate in the enforcement procedure, proposed amendments to the Law on Enforcement and Security, as well as the introduction of e-auction, electronic selling of movable and immovable property which should enable a more transparent and fair procedure.
The Rule of Law Project is providing intensive support to the Ministry of Justice and the Chamber of Public Enforcement Officers in drafting amendments to the Law on Enforcement and Security, and improving the existing framework for monitoring and oversight of the work of public enforcement officers, with the ultimate goal of making enforcement fairer, more efficient, and less costly for the citizens of Serbia.