One of the main aims of this project is to determine and evaluate the progress Serbia has made in the field of fundamental human rights by implementing the Action Plan for Chapter 23.
The overall object of the Action: Overall objective of this project is to enable citizens to have better access to justice with lower costs for citizens, as well as for the system through expanding the possibility for self-representation before the court.
The overall object of the Action: the objectives of the action are to contribute to the advancement of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Serbia. More specifically, the objectives are to contribute to the full enjoyment of the rights envisaged in the Constitution of Serbia and expected Law on Free Legal Aid, to promote free legal aid among general population, to exchange experiences from providing free legal aid, and to develop capacities of future providers of free legal aid.
Expert Consultation with Mónica Pinto, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
This consultation was an opportunity for legal professionals to provide the Special Rapporteur with information about the threats and risk faced by lawyers in Eastern Europe, North Caucasus and Central Asia.
The overall objective is to promote and protect the rights of the child on quality education by organizing the monitoring and implementation of procedures to identify and report cases of discrimination and other violations of children’s rights in education.
Vranjske weekly in cooperation with the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights – YUCOM is implementing the project Independent Journalism for Independent Judiciary that is financed by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia.
One of the main challenges of reforming the judiciary, that began in 2006, is still the independence of the justice system.
The overall object of the Action is enhancing the status and rights of the aggrieved and victims in the criminal proceeding. SO1: Identification of the necessary legal changes in the criminal legal framework/identification of implementation issues; SO2: Networking for the cause of improving the free legal aid provision to victims; SO3: Tracking the implementation of the measures within the Chapter 23 requirements in Serbia/and in strategic documents of judiciary in Kosovo.
The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights is participating in the monitoring of the representation of Serbia to OSCE with regards to the human aspect of OSCE, with the goal to actively contribute to human security of the citizens of Serbia.
Human aspect refers to the broader concept of security within OSCE which also includes the protection and promotion of human rights and democratic standards.
Elimination of discriminatory practices, hate speech and hate crimes against LGBT citizens in Serbia – towards effective policies
The proposed project will primarily address legislative gaps and the shortcomings in implementation of existing anti-discrimination, violence prevention, hate speech and hate crime policies regarding LGBT persons.
Writing of the introduction for YUCOM’s annual report, as well as the introduction to the text which presents the overview of the status of human rights in the year behind us, is placed in the context of the situation in the media and TV programs which were cancelled during previous year, and which have left the mark on the media scene in Serbia.