Serbia reviewed at UN Human Rights Committee
“There is a shrinking space for the debate about human rights and fundamental freedoms in Serbian society. Also, there is less and less public scrutiny of the Government that has a negative effect on the human rights situation in Serbia.”
#HRHN2016 Assembly: A look at day one
Each Human Rights House presented and discussed their work, and then the focus expanded to joint activities, specifically the Network campaign to protect and support human rights defenders in Azerbaijan. Discussions then turned to opportunities for partnership with donors, and how donors and civil society can address State restrictions on foreign funding.
Meet Human Rights House Belgrade
Human Rights House Belgrade will welcome human rights defenders from other Houses to the city next week for the 2016 Network Assembly. Just ahead of that, it’s a good time to take a look at the House, and read a little about the organisations working there.
Network Assembly 2016 in Belgrade
Human rights defenders from Human Rights Houses in Eastern & Western Europe, the Caucasus and the Balkans will soon gather in the Serbian capital, at Human Rights House Belgrade, for the 2016 Assembly of Human Rights Houses.
“States should respect and protect lawyers who promote and defend human rights defenders”
The report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Judges and Lawyers will be presented to the UN General Assembly today, 21 October 2016. The report gives clear recommendations on the actions States and bar associations should take to ensure the independence of lawyers.
UNGA Debate: Enabling active participation in society
Civil society was at the centre of a dialogue on the 12th of July as the third segment of the day’s programme at the UNGA’s high-level thematic debate “UN@70: Human Rights at the centre of the global agenda”.
Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates
On the 12 of July at the UN, high-level representatives from States, civil society and the private sector discussed the human rights situation in the world. There was also a first televised live debate with the candidates for Secretary General at the United Nations, which was open for questions from the public.
Lawyers and civil society give input to Special Rapporteur
On 11–12 June, the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mónica Pinto, will meet with and gain input from lawyers and civil society actors. Ahead of this consultation in Belgrade, members of Human Rights House Belgrade spoke to HRHF about the importance of the consultation and the benefits of a cross-border community of lawyers.
Human Rights House Belgrade Premises Attacked
Belgrade, 22nd January 2016. – In the evening between 21st and 22nd of January, unidentified attackers broke windows in the Human Rights House in Belgrade. Police arrived at the crime scene and we expect prompt reaction on identifying and appropriately sanctioning the attackers.