Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM)

The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) is a professional, voluntary, non-governmental association of citizens, associated to protect and promote human rights in accordance with universally accepted civilized standards, international conventions and national law. The objectives of the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights are:

  • Respecting, protecting and promoting human rights and freedoms;
  • Advocating respect for the principles of the rule of law;
  • Disseminating ideas and raising awareness of the need to respect, protect and promote human rights and freedoms;
  • Harmonizing national constitutions, statutes, laws and regulations with international and European standards and conventions;
  • Cooperating with national and international associations and organizations that are committed to promoting the ideas and practice of the human rights which are compatible with the objectives of YUKOM, and
  • Realizing other objectives that are interests in promoting the ideas, practice of protection and promotion of human rights and the rule of law

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 to uphold human rights, raising public awareness, monitoring trials, conceiving, designing and leading civic initiatives, rendering legal assistance to victims of human rights violation, as well as developing cooperation with national and international organizations involved in human rights protection and promotion. 

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