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Regional Consultation for the Western European and other States and Eastern European States

The Human Rights Council, in its Resolution 33/14 of 29 September 2016, established the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to development. Mr. Saad Alfarargi was appointed Special Rapporteur for a period of three years and took up his functions on 1 May 2017. In September 2017, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 36/9, which mandated the Special Rapporteur to conduct Regional Consultations

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Serbia’s Rightist MPs Pay no Price for Hate Speech

Advocacy groups and law experts say it is disturbing that far-right MPs in Serbia suffer no consequences for hate speech and other inflammatory actions – even when they break the law.
From hate speech to burning flags, right-wing nationalist parliamentarians in Serbia are notorious both for causing incidents – and for getting away with them.
Press releases
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DRAFT LAW ON FREE LEGAL AID LIMITS THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM and the civil society organizations listed below, have expressed concern about the solutions contained in the Draft Law on Free Legal Aid.  This is problematic seeing that this Law can directly affect the right to a balanced and equal access to justice for all people who are in need of it.

Projects
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Empowering the reporting on rule of law standards in Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM is conducting a regional project under the auspices of the Balkan Regional Network for the Rule of Law (BRRLN) in cooperation with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Macedonia, Tirana Legal Aid Society (TLAS) from Albania, Balkans Policy Research Group (BPRG) from Kosovo and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights from Bosnia and Herzegovina.