The Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights – YUCOM, with the support of the OSCE Mission in Serbia, is undertaking the project with the title ‘Amending the Constitution’. The aim of the project is to improve the knowledge of students and journalists on amendments to the Constitution, as well as to commence a discussion on the subject with the goal of collecting information and opinions from the wider public.
Project Title: Project Title: NGOs and the Judiciary – Watchdog Activities, Interactions, Collaboration, Communication
Duration: January 2015. – June 2016.
Donor: International Visegrad Fund and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
Partners: CEELI Institute (Czech Republic), VIS IURIS (Slovakia), Albanian Helsinki Committee (Albania), Coalition of Civil Associations “All for fair trials” (Macedonia)
About the project: The general topic addressed by the project NGOs and the Judiciary is watch dog activities, cooperation, interaction, communication and relations between NGOs and judiciary with special focus on civic monitoring of the judiciary.
Project: Civil Response to Clientelism in Media – MEDIA CIRCLE
Duration: December 2013 – December 2017.
Donor: European Commission / IPA CSF
Partners: Partnership for Social Development (Croatia), Expert Forum (Romania), Vesta (BiH), BH Journalists (BiH), Center for Media Activities (FYR Macedonia), Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina (Serbia) and Public Policy Institute (Montenegro)
Project: Equal Rights in Educational System in Serbia
Duration: August 2014- August 2015
Donor: Matra Embassy Fund- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
About the project: The objectives of the action are to contribute to the advancement of democracy, human rights, social inclusion and a higher level of tolerance in Serbia´s educational system…
The second and revised edition of the handbook “Fighting Against Discrimination in the Education System”, which is created within the project Equal Rights in the Education System of the Republic of Serbia with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is designed for educational advisers, educational inspectors, teachers and school directorates in Serbia and is aimed to help in fighting against discrimination in the education system.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to advancement of the rule of law in Serbia by ensuring the existence of independent and well-prepared monitoring and reporting bodies.
The main aim is to create a rule of law network focused on fight against corruption in 4 countries that have common past and have EU integration process as common goal and common future.
The project’s aim is the development of YUCOM’s capacities and expertise in order to better respond to the needs of Serbian society in negotiations with the EU in priority areas of Chapters 23 and 24.
Project title:Capacitating local human rights defenders and introducing public life standards in Serbia
Duration of project:December 2008 – December 2009
Donors:Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Serbia
Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Serbia
Name of the project: Triple A for Citizens: Access to information, Advice & Active help
Duration: December 2012 – December 2014
Donor: European Commission
Nine organizations from EU member states and the western Balkans are united in a common task – to challenge the myth that the citizens of post – communist societies are passive by showing no interest in the defense of their own rights. The rejection of this myth is based on the assumption that this legend will disappear as soon as the way of exercising their rights is brought to the public attention – both before and after the occurrence of a possible problem.
This is the reason for the decision that the concept of counseling for citizens is widened in the western Balkans and Turkey. The regional forum on counseling citizens should encourage this process.
Project Title: Training’s on non-discrimination for chosen local experts in twenty local governments
Duration: November 2014 – May 2015
Donor: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – OSCE
About Project: Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) in cooperation with the Association of Lawyers for Medical and Health Law (SUPRAM) implemented a program of education in 20 local governments in Serbia, in the framework of the project “European Support for the Inclusion of Roma People”, which is implemented by the OSCE.
YUCOM’s 2013 Annual Report is product of comprehensive all-year efforts and concretization of the idea of an overview of YUCOM’s activities, modeled on annual reports being published by regulatory bodies and by international human rights organizations. As one of the most influencing think-thanks in Serbia and the symbol of support to citizens when it comes to protection of their basic human rightsYUCOM is presenting its first annual report with the review of provided legal aid in 2013 and selected case studies, also with overviewof all the contrbutions to improvement of human rights protection as well as with the text about this issue’s specific theme which is the right of adequate housing of marginalized and socially disandvantiged groups in Serbia.
What is legal aid?
Legal aid enables you to efficiently protect your human rights that have been violated. It also provides you with access to courts or to other state organs under conditions of equality and witout discrimination. Discrimination includes inequal treatment, unjustified distinction-making, namely puting someone i a better/worse situation by virtue of his/her personal characteristics. The state has an obligation to secure legal aid to you when you do not have the means to afford the costs of justice.
Support to Human Rights Defenders in Serbia – Towards effective mechanisms for protection
Duration: July, 2011 – April, 2012
Donor: Foreign Commonwealth Office
The project will establish certain effective mechanisms for the protection of Human Rights Defenders HRD and propose a set of measures for governmental institutions and other relevant stakeholders in order to improve HRD protection.
UN Declaration on Human Rights’ Defenders – Serbian, Roma and Albanian translation
Project Title : Promotion of fight against human trafficking on Balkans /’Regional project / ARIADNE NETWORK
Project duration: 2011
Donor: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Towards joint approach of civil society on the need for changing the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia
Project Title: Creating the frame for amendments of the current Serbian Constitution, that is, its parts that are relevant to human rights
Project duration: 2011 ’ 2012
Donor: National Endowment for Democracy – NED
Towards transparent and effective mechanism of direct citizens involvement in the process of development and adoption of legislation in Serbia
Project title: Towards transparent and effective mechanism of direct citizens involvement in the process of development and adoption of legislation in Serbia
Duration: August 2010 – March 2011
Donor: British Embassy in Belgrade
Strengthening citizens in realizing the right to Free Access to Information and Data Protection through public Advocacy for adoption of the amendment to the FOIA and the Law on Classified Information
Project title: Strengthening citizens in realizing the right to Free Access to Information and Data Protection through public Advocacy for adoption of the amendment to the FOIA and the Law on Classified Information
Duration: September 29, 2009- August 29, 2010
Donor: Institute for Sustainable Comminuties – ISC
Project title: Promoting mechanisms for the prevention of hate speech
Duration: July 2008 – April 2009
Donor: NED – National Endowment for Democracy
NED – National Endowment for Democracy
Project title: Campaign to promote the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders in Serbia
Duration: July 2008 – December 2008
Donor: Federal Foreign Office Stability Pact
Federal Foreign Office Stability Pact