Projects ger

Project title: CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE AND STOP RACISM that will comprise promotion of measures and practices needed to be introduced by state organs in order to fight discrimination against ethnic minorities and refugees, discrimination based on the ground such of sex, race, colour, social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation

Duration of the project: year 2006

Donors: German Government, through German Embassy in Belgrade

Projects HOM

This was a regional project, where leading partner was HOM (Humanist Committee on Human Rights) from Utrecht, The Netherlands and as project partners have participated 14 NGOs from Serbia (3), Montenegro (2), FYROM (2), Albania (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3), Croatia (2). These countries were area of project implementation. The main focus of the project was domestic violence. Project was dealing only with domestic violence against women (including young girls from 15 and older). Project was supported by HIVOS and PSO.

Projects NCEU

The National Convention on EU represents an innovative model of network trough which NGOs from different fields cooperate. In this way, civil society engages and contributes significantly to the accession negotiations between Serbia and the EU in all 35 chapters and conducts comprehensive monitoring. The objective of the project is to achieve efficient and quality negotiations between Serbia and the European Union and to achieve sustainable reform in the areas covered by Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights and Chapter 24 – Justice, Freedom and Security through Inclusion and Civil Society Monitoring.

Projects ned

The overall objective of the project “Change the constitution on-line and off-line” is to set the stage for amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia that deepen formal and actual commitment to human rights and freedoms, in line with international human rights, freedoms and democracy standards and EU directives.

Projects antikorupcija

Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM implemented this project with the support of Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) and the Open Society Institute.

Serbia still ranks as one of the most corrupt countries in Europe according to the Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (in 2010, Serbia ranked 78th out of 178 countries (followed with 86th out of 182 ranking in 2011 and 80th out of 174 in 2012). The latest EC country reports stated that Serbia has made little progress in harmonizing its judicial system with the European standards and that it failed to rein in corruption. One of the key challenges is that there are still no enough criminal reports filed against perpetrators by the prosecutor’s office, mainly because it is often difficult to provide sufficient evidence for reporting a corruption case.

Projects korak

– Coalition for Equality Step –

Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM with seven other civil society organizations (Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, CHRIS Network, the Center for Civic Education, Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo, Gay Straight Alliance, LGBT Forum Progress and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo) conducted Networking project of civil society organizations on human rights violations in Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo and established regional Coalition for Equality Step.

The project is supported by the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Serbia.

Objective: Support to civil society organizations in addressing common challenges in the field of human rights, with a special focus on LGBT rights, women’s participation in political life and trials for discrimination.

Duration: October 2012 – October 2014

Location: Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo

Projects moj ustav

Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM is implementing the ” Change the Constitution on-line and off-line” project from 1st January to 1st November 2013.

The main objective of the project is to identify the main disadvantages of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia considering human rights, freedom and democracy through the use of modern technology and social networks. To achieve this goal YUCOM has created website where the public can comment on the current constitutional provisions. Comments of citizens will provide the necessary support and strengthen the arguments of civil society in advocating constitutional change.

Projects usaid ana isc

Project Title: From Law to Justice – Sustainable Legal Aid System in Serbia
Duration: January 2014. – November 2014.
About the project: The overall objective of the project is to develop a sustainable system of free legal aid and improving the capacity of providers of free legal aidin Serbia.This will be achieved through: 1) strengthening the capacity of providers of free legal aid to a comprehensive and coordinated way provide legal assistance, and 2) creating a favorable environment for improving access to justice and the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law.

Projects eu logo

Project: Unpacking 2014/15
Duration: December 2013 – February 2015
Donor: The project is supported by the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Serbia

Projects uk embassy

From January 2014 to October 2014

Donor: British Embassy

Partner: Gay Straight Alliance – GSA

In October 2012, the Ministry of Justice and State Administration of the Republic of Serbia opened a public debate on the working version of the law amending and completing the Criminal code. In article 54a of this version, hate crime is defined for the first time: hate by reason of the victim’s racial, religious, national or ethnical belonging, sex, sexual orientation or sexual identity, as a motive to commit criminal offences is provided for as an aggravating circumstance in determining the sentence except where this circumstance does not characterize a criminal offence as provided for by law.

Projects FOS

Duration: March 2013 to February 2014
Sponsor: Open Society Foundation, Serbia
About the project: the project “Partnership for protection of Human” is being implemented by the National Association of Public Prosecutors and Lawyers’ Committee for Human Fights (YUCOM)
Project’s objective: Establishing the more responsible judiciary system and improving the capacities of public prosecution in their application of national legislation concerning criminal law protection of human rights as well as the international human rights standards with the aim in increasing citizens’ trust in judiciary system.