Duration: April 2022 – October 2022
Donor: Embassy of the Czech Republic – TRANSITION FUND
About the project: The main goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of access to justice for citizens and help to further improve the rule of law in Serbia. YUCOM, as an organization that provides free legal aid and support and creates recommendations for improving the legal framework that led to the adoption of the first national Law on free legal aid, will continue providing free legal aid and support to citizens whose human rights are threatened.
The socio-economic changes caused by the COVID-19 crisis has left significant consequences for citizens to realize their own rights, due to the increased level of social inequality and legal uncertainty. The project recognized the need of citizens to improve access to the court and obtain relevant legal information. Through the project, citizens whose rights are threatened and who seek to obtain free legal aid and support, as well as legal information on how to solve a certain legal issue, would be helped. Also, the project, through an information campaign will work on raising citizens’ awareness of the existence of the right to free legal aid and the ways how citizens can exercise certain right within their local self-governments.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM has been implementing the project “Civil Society Engaging for Citizen’s Rights” within the Program for Transformation Cooperation financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic.