Status–A National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) have special rights to participate in international human rights mechanisms (IHRM), which to a large extent serve as basis for a country’s human rights situation assessment. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to review the status of these institutions on realistic grounds, assessing not only the legal framework governing NHRI status and competences, but also their implementation in practice.
On Friday, December 20, 2019, with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights organized a conference “The Protector of Citizens in the Context of EU Integrations”, where a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of the institution of the Protector of Citizens, analysis of competencies of this institution, with particular reference to judicial competencies, as well as an analysis of the institutional framework of work and the position of local ombudsmen in the Republic of Serbia.
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM cordially invites you to the final conference of the project “The Protector of Citizens in the Context of EU Integrations”, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Serbia. The event will take place at the hotel Moskva, on Friday, December 20th, 2019, starting at 11 AM.
YUCOM held a meeting titled ”Role of the Institution of Protector of Citizens of Local Self-Government Unit“ in Kragujevac
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, gathered local ombudspersons in Kragujevac, as part of the project ”Protector of Citizens in the Context of European Integration“, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. The aim of the meeting was to share experiences related to the availability of information concerning the work of the Institution of the Protector of Citizens and local ombudspersons through a joint discussion.
Despite intense government and media stigmatisation, working together to protect the rights of citizens of Serbia, the House keeps sending the message that the civil sector is not divided.
The Kosovo and Serbia Civil Society Organizations have held a regular Consortium meeting discussing achievements of the implemented activities related to promoting and communicating the benefits of the technical agreements of the Pristina-Belgrade technical dialogue.
Public warning to the State Prosecutorial Council, the Republic Public Prosecutor and the High Judicial Council: Stop state capture in the judiciary
Civil society organizations are calling on the State Prosecutors’ Council, the Republic Public Prosecutor and the HJC to do their work and stop further falling apart of institutions through the tabloids.
The actions of the Republic Public Prosecutor, based solely on the writing of the tabloid, without any verification, indicate a lack of confidence in the institution and in the members of the institution he is in charge of.
We are addressing this letter to you, as the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, but also to Mr. Vladimir Marinkovic, who chaired the Fourteenth Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly on July 16, 2019 with the intent to indicate to the serious abuses of the rights of the members of the Assembly clearly set forth in the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly and the violation ofthe Constitution and laws of the Republic of Serbia.
Training “Representing the rights of persons with disabilities in the procedures of deprivation and restitution of legal capacityʺ held in Belgrade
On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human organized second training on Representing the rights of persons with disabilities in the procedures of deprivation and restitution of legal capacity in the premises of the House of Human Rights and Democracy in Belgrade.
Training “Representing the rights of persons with disabilities in the procedures of deprivation and restitution of legal capacityʺ held in Novi Sad
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the attorney-at-law of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Kristina Todorovic and Teodora Tomic held training on Representing the rights of persons with disabilities in the procedures of deprivation and restitution of legal capacity in the premises of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina. The training gathered experts who work in the Center for Social Work and lawyers who represent persons in procedures where it should be decided on their legal capacity.