Concerning the taking into custody of Belgzim Kamberi, the Chairman of the Human Rights Board in Bujanovac, we’d like to make an appeal to the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vranje for an immediate termination of the procedure and criminal prosecution of the citizens who point out the violation of human rights and discrimination.
Statement regarding the arrest of Ratko Mladić – YUCOM, Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Citizens’ Initiatives and Helsinki Committee for Human Rights
Non-Governmental Organizations can ascertain with pleasure that the arrest of Ratko Mladić demonstrated that in Serbia there is enough political will and capacity to put an end to the many-years long hiding of the fugitive of Hague.
Impunity as a principle that we have been watching for years loses its force with the arrest of Ratko Mladić. We can expect that the case of Mladić will finally move from speculations to judicial paths where the concrete responsibility will be determined.
This publication is part of the fourth Joint Project of the ARIADN E Network against Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern
and Eastern Europe entitled “Trafficking and Migration in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe”, funded by the Norwegian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs.
Project Title: Enabling human rights defendors to promote and control the seven standards of public life
Project duration: February 2011 – October 2011
Donor: Team for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction, Cabinet of vicepresident of the Government for European integrations, donations of the Swiss Government and The Kingdom of Norway
Scope of legal aid provided by the YUCOM Legal Aid Office
In principle, the scope of legal aid provided by YUCOM Legal Aid is defined according to subjective criteria by determining target groups and the subject that which performs the violation, and according to objective criteria related to the field in which the legal aid is given.
Reports produced in previous years by EU and others, related to the stage of Serbian Judiciary is mainly pointing out considerable duration and significant backlog of cases, lack of possibilities to enforce court judgments, and corruption.
YUCOMs legal aid came to similar conclusions based on cases led before Serbian courts and before ECHR
Litigation of Cases related to Human Rights, Discrimination and Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Project title: Litigation of Cases related to Human Rights, Discrimination and Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Duration: December 2010 – October 2011
Donor: Civil Rights Defenders (former Swedish Helsinki Committee)
Civil Rights Defenders
Ruzica Banda, Human Rights Officer at OSCE Mission to Serbia, reminded that OSCE recognizes protection and respect of human rights as the core issue of security, therefore it acknowledges the need for creating special mechanism for addressing issues of human rights defenders within OSCE, as it was created in 2007, within ODIHR, Warsaw…
Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, OSCE and UN OHCHR organized a human rights defenders meeting at the OSCE offices in Novi Pazar. Meeting was attended by 12 representatives of human rights defenders from Novi Pazar, Priboj, Prijepolje and Tutin as well as representatives of Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, OSCE, UN OHCHR and YUCOM
A meeting of human rights defenders was held in Nis, on July 7th 2010, organized by UNOHCHR, OCSE and YUCOM. The meeting was attended by epresentatives of the Nis Human Rights Center, the Niš Human Rights Committee, Network of Committees for Human Rights in Serbia – CHRIS, Committee for Human Rights from Leskovac, Women in Action from Velika Plana, Women for Peace and the Shelter for Women and Children Victims of Family Violence.