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 TranslatorGuide 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.
The Guide for Exemption from Court Fees is intended for the parties (plaintiffs and respondents) in civil proceedings. The Guide shows the basic costs of the civil proceedings in a simple manner, provides instructions on how they are determined, what are the payment deadlines, as well as what are the consequences in case of refusal to pay these costs. In this way, the party can perceive the possible consequences on its property status of conducting these proceedings and have a basis for a more rational understanding of the decision and the manner of conducting the dispute
The Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination was adopted in 2009. It is estimated that during eight years of implementation, around 150 cases were initiated before Serbian courts. The analysis presented here is based on representative sample of 87 cases, gathered primarily from legal service of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and the civil society organisation Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (JUKOM) from Belgrade.
The aim of this publication is primarily to provide overview of some of the existing solutions for the problem of hate crime and hate speech in the European Union Acquis, as well as the practice of the European Court of Human Rights. In its numerous judgments, this court has thoroughly dealt with these issues though different legal systems of the states signatories of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and which, in their historical and social specifics, faced similar problems in processing of hate crime as Serbia today.
Since the establishment in 1997, YUCOM has been constantly and successfully providing legal assistance to victims of human rights violations (to minority groups, human right defenders, journalists and others) before relevant national bodies and courts, as well as European Court for Human Rights and UN Committee for Human Rights. Our Free legal Aid team consists of three attorneys and 4 lawyers, working full time on the free legal aid cases. As the results of strategic litigation that YUCOM is continuously providing, many different legislative changes were brought in order to create more efficient protection of human rights before national authorities, European Court on Human Rights and UN Committees.