The project “Open Parliament” at the national and local levels implement joint initiative of civil society organizations consisting of CRTA – Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability in Belgrade, the National Coalition for decentralization based in Niš, YUCOM – Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights from Belgrade and SeConS – Development Initiative Group from Belgrade.
Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, together with the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, in the period from March to December 2012 implemented the project that aims to determine the effect of the recommendations coming from the Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia and to investigate the influence of the authority of this institution in relation to public bodies for which the Ombudsman’s office found a violation of the principles of good governance.
Supporting the mechanism for the protection of individual rights by the Ombudsman is necessary considering that the recommendations of the Ombudsman are not legally binding and having also in mind the determined practice that although the Ombudsman gives recommendations, public authorities that committed a violation of law often do not follow these suggestions.
The aim of the project “Access to justice (Justice for all)” is to map the existing institutional practices, the legal framework, the access to justice, the advocacy to improve the legal aid system and the participation of civil society organizations in order to foster efficiency and fairness of the judiciary in Serbia.
Combating discrimination on all grounds education system in Serbia
Duration: July, 2011 – July, 2012
Donor: European Commission
Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM in collaboration with the Gender Equality Directorate has realized a project to improve the participation of women from double discriminated groups in political and public life. The project was carried out during the year of 2012, and supported by the International Management Group and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA.
The main objective was to investigate the participation of women in political and public life, with a focus on women from marginalized groups.
The main objective of the project “Go public – Improvement of Parliamentary transparency” is to demand/monitor accountability of the institution and to develop effective and widely available mechanisms for public oversight of parliamentary work.
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, together with the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and the Network of Committees for Human Rights – CHRIS implemented thr project Monitoring Freedom of Assembly in Serbia from March to December 2012. year.
The project has focused on monitoring and evaluation of the protection and exercise of freedom of assembly by observing assemblies throughout Serbia, taking into account national and international standards. 50 assembles was monitored in 10 cities in Serbia (Belgrade, Nis, Negotin, Novi Sad, Novi Pazar, Tutin, Valjevo, Zajecar…). 25 were monitored in Belgrade, and the remaining 25 in other cities.
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.