Lawyers Committe for Human Rights
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The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights is a professional, voluntary, non-governmental association of citizens, associated to protect and promote human rights in accordance with the universally accepted civilized standards, international conventions and national law.
The objectives of the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights are:
• respect, protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms;
• advocating the respect for the principles of the rule of law;
• dissemination of ideas and rising awareness of the need to respect, protect and promote human rights and freedoms;
• harmonization of national constitutions, statutes, laws and regulations with international and European standards and conventions;
• cooperation with national and international associations and organizations that are committed to promoting the ideas and practice of the human rights which are compatible to the objectives that the Committee is committed to;
• realization of other objectives that are of interests in promoting the ideas, practice of protection and promotion of human rights and the rule of law.
The Lawyers’ Committee For Human Rights (YUCOM) was founded in November 1997 (then called Yugoslav Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) as an expert, voluntary, non-governmental organization whose members are legal experts engaged in promoting and advocating the idea of the rule of law and uphold of human rights, raising public awareness, conceiving, designing and leading civic initiatives, rendering legal assistance to victims of human rights violation, as well as developing co-operation with national and international organizations involved in human rights protection and promotion. YUCOM is recognized as an organization advocating human rights and promoting active participation of citizens in legal initiatives. It has profiled itself and gained much recognition as a human rights defenders’ organization.
Since its founding in 1997, YUCOM’s activities were generally divided into three main areas: Local Community Legal Aid Network (LCLAN) program – now Legal Aid Program, Citizen’s Legislative Initiatives (CLI) program – now Advocacy Program, and Human Rights Resource Center (HRRC) and Documentation Center activities.