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.
The House of Human Rights and Democracy strongly condemns statements of the representatives of the executive and legislative authorities directed against Judge Miodrag Majic at the session of the National Assembly, as an attempt to undermine the professional integrity and independence of a judge for expressing his expert opinion. Contesting the independence and expertise of a judge and retaliation due to exercising his, guaranteed by the Constitution, rights to freedom of expression and association is unacceptable in a democratic society.
While the debate on changes to the penal code focuses on the emotive issue of life sentences for child killers, the authorities are busy smuggling in a raft of other changes that will seriously limit the liberty of Serbia’s courts.
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights attended the final conference of the RARE project “Change of Discourse, Change of Practice: Roma as a Human Resource” held in the Assembly of Vojvodina. Aside from the experiences of the Roma Inclusion Office and the Know How Center, their experiences also presented organizations and partner institutions from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania.
The main goal of the project is to improve the efficiency of institutions and to increase the independence of the Ombudsman, which would facilitate citizens’ access to information related to the Ombudsman’s work, as well as equal access to justice.