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Welcome to the Human Rights Lawyers website !


This portal has been designed within the Training Program for Human Rights Lawyers and NGOs from Serbia and Montenegro on application and procedure before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Comprehensive materials used during the Training program as well as numerous valuable information related to the domestic and international law and procedure are made available here to all interested individuals, notably lawyers who feel the need to enhance their knowledge in human rights protection.

Through this portal you may ask questions, send us your suggestions, comments and useful information and share with us your experience or expert opinion on different legal issues.

Our goal is to further promote the effective protection of guaranteed rights of citizens before domestic and international courts and to embed these European principles and standards into domestic legal practice.




In cooperation with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC, the Hague) and Interights, London, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia launched on July 1, 2005 the Training Program for Human Rights Lawyers and NGOs from Serbia and Montenegro on application of precedents and standards of ECHR at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

It is the 2 years Program funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Open Society Institute, Budapest.

Steering Committee members are: Biljana Kovacevic -Vuco (YUCOM), Vesna Petrovic (Belgrade Centre for Human Rights), Dragana Piletic (Humanitarian Law Fund), Nataša Rašic (Judicial Training Centre), Tea Gorjanc-Prelevic (Prelevic Law Firm, Podgorica)















November 2, 2011

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Please join the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe for a hearing that explores the nexus between Transnational Organized Crime and Human Trafficking.

Organized Crime has evolved to meet the challenges of globalization and modern technology. In this evolution major international criminal organizations and smaller highly specialized groups of criminal entrepreneurs have found new ways to expand their operations and exploit human beings into slavery. To meet these challenges new national and international strategies have been placed into action, but their results remain to be seen. This continues the Helsinki Commission’s hearing series on new fronts in human trafficking. This hearing will focus on: (1) the evolving nature of Transnational Organized Crime, (2) the role of major international organized crime groups and smaller organized criminal syndicates in human trafficking, (3) identified trends, and (4) strategies to combat these organizations and prevent the trafficking of human beings.
















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