Donor: Government of Switzerland – “Together for an active civil society – ACT“
Project Period: May 2022 – May 2023
Project Holder: Belgrade Centre for Human Rights
The Platform of Organizations for Cooperation with the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms is implementing the project “Rate your rights and participate!” whose main goal is to promote human rights through active involvement of citizens in two processes related to human rights policy making.
The first part of the project deals with the development of the Strategy for Monitoring and Improvement of Human Rights in Serbia for the period 2023-2030. This is a strategic document of the Government that seeks to comprehensively analyse the state of human rights, to consider the direction of their improvement and the development of specific activities.
The second part of the project deals with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – a special mechanism for the protection of human rights before the United Nations entrusted to the Human Rights Council, with the aim of formulating and assessing the human rights situation in UN Member States.
The expected results of the project are the inclusion of expert comments of the Platform and citizens ‘attitudes in the first strategic document dealing with human rights in Serbia, as well as the submission of an alternative UPR report to the Human Rights Council containing citizens’ views and contributions from local civil society organizations.
“Together for an active civil society – ACT“ is a project of the Government of Switzerland whose goal is an active civil society in which citizens participate in the decision-making process, especially at the local level. ACT is run by two NGOs: Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and Civic Initiatives.