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About Center 9


Center 9 is a web based initiative striving to provide original reporting and analysis on violations of the freedom of thought, conscience and belief of all people, whatever their religious affiliation, in an objective, truthful and timely manner. It mainly publishes on the Republic of Serbia and ex-Yugoslav states, and also on the neighboring countries.

Everyone has the fundamental human right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief. This is firmly established in international law, notably in Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms):

Article 9 says:

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, and to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.

2. Freedom to manifest one\'s religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

Center 9 is a Serbian NGO registered at Serbian Business Register Agency in Belgrade at Association Register under no. BU 7509/2011 since 12.04.2011.

The members of the Board of Center 9 are: 

    1. Dr. Branko Bjelajac, 
    2. Draško Djenovic and 
    3. Dr. Zdravko Šordjan