Status–A National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) have special rights to participate in international human rights mechanisms (IHRM), which to a large extent serve as basis for a country’s human rights situation assessment. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to review the status of these institutions on realistic grounds, assessing not only the legal framework governing NHRI status and competences, but also their implementation in practice.
The publication “Integration of the Judiciary in the Context of Belgrade-Prishtina Dialogue and the Process of Joining the European Union – Report on the Implementation and Effects of the Justice Agreement” represents the first comprehensive findings on the implementation of the Justice Agreement that resulted from the dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina, under the auspices of the European Union. The report is a result of the project “Towards Stronger Judiciary through Citizens’ Monitoring”, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade and the Balkan Trust for Democracy.
The “Report on the Implementation of the Action Plan for Chapter 23 – Implementation of Measures related to the Judiciary” includes the monitoring of the implementation of those measures contained within the Action Plan that relate to constitutional changes, budget competencies of judicial councils, the disciplinary and ethical responsibility of judges and public prosecutors, and the automatic allocation of cases. This report is the result of the project “Towards Stronger Judiciary through Citizens’ Monitoring”, supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade and the Balkan Trust for Democracy.
As of adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia in 2006 and adoption of the new Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination of 2009, there seems to have been numerous texts and publications about the principle of equality and prohibition of discrimination. The institution of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality has been established and it decides on the complaints of the citizens every day, leads strategic litigations and submits annual reports to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and the public.
Writing an editorial for YUCOM’s Annual Report has just become my delightful habit, and I already need to hand it over. From the first Annual Report that we had presented in 2013, our report has been the reason to line up, to gather at the end of the year and create topics overview that preoccupied us, as well as a list of the activities we performed.
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.