In April-May 2018, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, in partnership with the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector (MDTF-JSS), conducted a survey which aimed at analysing case-law on a motion for exemption from paying court fees in civil matters.
The Guide for the Exercise of Right to a Court Interpreter – translator is intended…
Guide for exemption from court fees: court fees in civil proceedings and how to dispense with payments
The Guide for Exemption from Court Fees is intended for the parties (plaintiffs and respondents) in civil proceedings. The Guide shows the basic costs of the civil proceedings in a simple manner, provides instructions on how they are determined, what are the payment deadlines, as well as what are the consequences in case of refusal to pay these costs. In this way, the party can perceive the possible consequences on its property status of conducting these proceedings and have a basis for a more rational understanding of the decision and the manner of conducting the dispute
The Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination was adopted in 2009. It is estimated that during eight years of implementation, around 150 cases were initiated before Serbian courts. The analysis presented here is based on representative sample of 87 cases, gathered primarily from legal service of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and the civil society organisation Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (JUKOM) from Belgrade.
The aim of this publication is primarily to provide overview of some of the existing solutions for the problem of hate crime and hate speech in the European Union Acquis, as well as the practice of the European Court of Human Rights. In its numerous judgments, this court has thoroughly dealt with these issues though different legal systems of the states signatories of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and which, in their historical and social specifics, faced similar problems in processing of hate crime as Serbia today.
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Since the establishment in 1997, YUCOM has been constantly and successfully providing legal assistance to victims of human rights violations (to minority groups, human right defenders, journalists and others) before relevant national bodies and courts, as well as European Court for Human Rights and UN Committee for Human Rights. Our Free legal Aid team consists of three attorneys and 4 lawyers, working full time on the free legal aid cases. As the results of strategic litigation that YUCOM is continuously providing, many different legislative changes were brought in order to create more efficient protection of human rights before national authorities, European Court on Human Rights and UN Committees.
The research “Social Services and Migration: integration and coherence between the actors in the provision of better services for the refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia” was implemented in the period from January to December 2016 in a dramatic turn of events in view of the waves of refugees from the East to the West.
Country report on the information system, advisory and active assistance for the citizens of Serbia was developed as a result of the research conducted by the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights within the project Triple A for Citizens: Access to information, Advice and Active help. The research included the analysis of the legal framework in the field of provision of information, advisory services for the citizens and provision of free legal aid. The report provides the overview of the obligation to provide information and advice as defined by the regulations of the RS.
This publication is a result of the project ‘NGOs and the judiciary – watch dog activities, interactions, collaboration, communication’ conducted between January 2015 and March 2016 with the support of the funding from International Visegrad Fund and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The Project provided a platform for exchange of experiences and best practices involving six organizations from six different countries: Czech Republic (CEELI Institute), Slovakia (VIA IURIS), Poland (INPRIS), Albania (Albanian Helsinki Committee), Macedonia (Coalition of Civil Associations “All for fair trials”) and Serbia (Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM).