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0 Lecture on gender-based and domestic violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking

On February 18, 2019, with the support of the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM organized a lecture on gender-based and domestic violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Maryanne Pearce, Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner, Reconciliation and MMIWG Inquiry Royal Canadian Mounted Police – department that deals with the investigation of missing and killed indigenous women.

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0 DRIM Transnational Workshop

On January 24, 2019, YUCOM organized a conference “DRIM Transnational Workshop” at the Hotel Moskva in Belgrade, where representatives of organizations and institutions from 8 countries of the region, who, for the past two years, have been a part of the “Danube Region Information Platform for the Economic Integration of Migrants (DRIM)”, supported by the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme and the European Union.

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0 Request for clarification regarding the Commission’s assessment of Serbian Constitutional Draft Amendments

On 24 October 2018, under the title: Ministry of Justice followed all the recommendations of Venice Commission, the Ministry of Justice in Serbian Government published “New Report of the Venice Commission” and explained that the Members of the Venice Commission, during the Commission’s 116th Plenary Session, discussed the fourth Draft of the Constitutional Amendments of Serbia. 

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0 Civil Society Platform for Democracy and Human Rights

As noted in the 2017 – 2019 House of Lords Report on the UK and future of the Western Balkans, “Instability in the region is driven by serious and deep-rooted governance challenges” – challenges which have been compounded by the practice of supporting stability over democracy. This has contributed to a rising “stabilitocracy” through which authoritarian governments have consolidated “their patronage networks, ensuring near invincibility at elections in years to come”…

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0 Milan Antonijević nominated for UIA Rule of Law Award

The Director of the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights, Milan Antonijević, was chosen as one of the three finalists for a prestigious award that is awarded for outstanding contributions in the legal field. This award was established by the International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats), in cooperation with LexisNexis Group.

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0 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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0 OPEN LETTER TO THE HIGH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATES PARTICIPATING ON THE SOFIA SUMMIT

Bearing in mind the importance of the Sofia Summit for the EU as a timely and high level debate within the EU countries as well as the challenges and opportunities that integrations of the Western Balkans bring to the European Union;

Following the Strategy for the Western Balkans of the European Commission that opens the doors for the countries of our surrounding, along with the time frame and clear perspective of finalizing all the EU integration processes in certain countries and speeding the processes in other countries;

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