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.
Publication Journalists and media in court 2015-2017 was created within the project Judicial relations towards media freedom. The objective of the project is to provide support to journalists, the media and the judiciary through monitoring and analyzing media practices against journalists and the media…
The aim of this publication is, first of all, to provide insight into some of the existing solutions to the problem of hate crimes and hate speech in European Union law, as well as in the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.
Study on the implementation of the Law on the prohibition of discrimination in Serbia, published by the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, was made by Mario Reljanovic, professor at the Law Faculty of the Union University, with the support of the UN Human Rights Team.
In cooperation with the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, the MDTF-JSS has prepared a Guide for exemption from court fees: fees in civil proceedings and how to get rid of them.
Inclusion of youth perspectives and the needs of young people in the work of National Councils of national minorities
With the support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM conducted a survey which aimed at bringing together the available data and relevant information related to the needs of young people and members of minority ethnic communities in order to empower the National Councils of National Minorities with defined needs and problems encountered by young people.
Guide for Exercising the Right to a Court Interpreter – a Translator Guide for exercising the right to a court interpreter – a translator is designed for the parties (for the plaintiff and the defendant) and other participants in civil proceedings in order to enable everyone to participate before the court on an equal footing.
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 overall objective of the USAID supported „Constituencies for Judicial Reform in Serbia“ project, is to strengthen citizens’ confidence in the work of judicial institutions in the Republic of Serbia by improving communication between the citizens and the judiciary.
The Project is implemented by a coalition of 12 organizations engaged in human rights and the development of democracy, as well as professional judicial associations.
A report from Serbia’s War Crimes Prosecutor’s Office reveals that over the past two years, it has mainly focused on smaller-scale crimes that were not committed by high-ranking officials, contrary to what the Belgrade authorities promised the EU.