Reducing prison overcrowding in Serbia through monitoring, advocacy and sharing of best practices

December 22, 2013

Donor: Open society Instittute

Duration: 2013 – 2015

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, with the financial support of the Open Society Institute – Budapest is implementing project “Reducing prison overcrowding in Serbia through monitoring, advocacy and sharing of best practices”. This project is a continuation of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights’ years-long activities aimed at humanising the penal sanctions enforcement system and improving the status of persons deprived of liberty by ensuring the application of international standards and providing information on examples of good practices. The activities envisaged under this project are a follow-up of a successful three-year project entitled “Suppressing and Punishing Torture in Serbia – From Adopting Legal Standards to Improving Practice“. (more…)

From Law-breaking to Law-making!

November 30, 2013

Donor:  Foundation Open Society Institute.

Duration: April 2012 – April 2013

ApsArt, YUCOM and Belgrade Centre for Human Rights implemented a one-year project “From Law-breaking to Law-making”. The goal of the project was to enable the prisoners in Serbian penitentiary institutions to influence the changes of the Law on execution of criminal sanctions through theatre practice! Project had several phases: (more…)

Connecting civil society in the protection of marginalized human rights in Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo

November 21, 2013

Project Duration: October 2012 – October 2014.

Place of Realization: Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo

STEP Activities:

KORAK-HAPI-STEP is a coalition formed with goal of implementing a regional action to improve the status of human rights in Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo, in the areas of LGBT rights, strengthening the role of women in politics and public life, and monitoring court procedures for discrimination. It includes and connects a large number of NGOs and activists who share the values of the coalition. (more…)

Networking and Capacity Building for More Effective Migration Policy in Serbia – Pursuing Further Progress

November 10, 2013

Donor: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade

Duration: April 2013 – October 2014

By reinforcing and developing the outcomes of the previous project cycle, this project will work further to provide hands-on policy outputs for the most pressing issues in the areas of asylum and readmission in Serbia. The project will be implemented by partner organizations: Group 484, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and Belgrade Centre for Security Policy. (more…)

Implementation of Anti-discrimination Policies

November 1, 2013

Donor: European Union     
Duration: 2012 – 2014

A team of experts will support the Serbian Government in further strengthening the anti-discrimination framework, thus contributing to the protection of human rights and minority standards and leading to an enhanced democratisation of the Serbian society.  (more…)