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  1. 20/05/2014 photo SERBIA: PRISONSERS HELP FIGHTING THE FLOOD

    Agenfor Western Balkans contributed mobilizing 1000 prisoners as volunteers to help citizens in need for the flood. Mirko Stojkovic:"Cooperation and subsidiary policies are possible"

  2. 10/04/2014 video WESTERN BALKANS: PRISON INTERVIEWS TO HIGHLIGHT DRAMMATIC SECURITY CONCERNS IN THE REGION

  3. 01/04/2014 article TURKEY: COUNCIL OF EUROPE REPORT ON THE IMRANI PRISON

    Council of Europe monitors the Imrali prison in Turkey, where the Kurd leader Ocalan and other 5 inmates are detained.

  4. 18/03/2014 photo NOVI SAD CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN PRISON

    Photos from the culural activities and agricultural productions within the Novi Sad Prison

  5. 18/03/2014 photo Serbian Delegation of Ministry of Justice visits Italian prisons

    Agenfor organized a scouting visit in Rome and Padova for the Serb Ministry of Justice to explore new potential area of cooperation for the Judiciary reform

  6. 17/10/2013 photo The Commission’s 2013 Progress Report on Turkey

    The Commission’s 2013 Progress Report on Turkey highlights a number of important steps taken by Turkey over the past 12 months, notably the adoption of a fourth judicial reform package and the start of a peace process to end terrorism and violence in the Southeast of the country. At the same time, the report emphasises the pressing need to develop a truly participatory democracy, able to reach out to all segments of society, as well as the clear requirement to further amend criminal legislation and reform its interpretation by the courts so as to ensure respect for fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. These issues underline the importance for the EU to enhance its engagement with Turkey, especially on fundamental rights, so that it remains the benchmark for reforms in the country.

  7. 08/10/2013 photo EGEMEN BAGIS EVALUATES DEMIRKAN VISA CASE

partners

 

ITALY

Agenfor Western Balkans was founded in 2012 with the specific purpose of building partnerships with local NGOs, CSOs and state institutions in order to design and carry out projects across the Western Balkans regions working specifically in the field of security and social justice within the prison system.Agenfor Western Balkan's operations are managed by Harriet Moll and followed locally by regional manager Mirko Stojkovic mirko.stojkovic@agenfor.it Before moving to the third sector Harriet worked for 12 years as a broadcast journalist and producer for television working in news and documentaries for channels including Bloomberg, CNBC and MTV. 

MACEDONIA

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia was founded in 1994 as a non-governmental organization for human rights promotion and protection. The Committee’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and the international instruments regarding civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights as well as the 1975 Helsinki Final Document. The Committee offers free legal aid following complaints submitted by citizens, undertakes casework, legal initiatives, research and dissemination on human rights, organizes conferences, seminars, trainings, monitors the activities of the national institutions and the way they exercise their authorities. In order to inform and alert the Macedonian public in cases of human rights and freedoms violations, the Committee reports to international institutions, non-governmental organizations, agencies and the academic community, through monthly and yearly reports, legal analysis, press releases, etc.

 

 For further information you can contact:

  Uranija Pirovska

+389 7022 6729

uranija.pirovska@mhc.org.mk

Voislav Stojanovski

+389 7183 0819

voislav.stojanovski@mhc.org.mk

 SERBIA

Radovi U Toku (Work In Progress)

 

Website:

www.radutoku.wordpress.com

Who are we? 

The CSO Work In Progress (Radovi U Toku) is a non governmental organization established in 2001 by young people willing to contribute in the ongoing changes of Serbian society.  The organization aims at contributing in the development of a more equal society favoring the social and economic inclusion of disadvantaged and vulnerable categories. Through its programmes the association aims at favoring the interculture dialogue, tollerance, respect and peace; at fighting against discrimination/racism/xenophobia to develop an open and inclusive society. Active citizenship and participation are at the base of all its actions.

Contact:

Mrs. Marzia Clucher

tel. +381 (0) 63 544 960

Skype: Marzia155

e-mail: clucher.radutoku@gmail.com

 

SERBIA

Center for civil society development PROTECTA

 

Website:

www.protecta.org.rs

 

Who are we?

PROTECTA was founded by the participants of the Student protest in 1996/97 whose aim was to direct the energy of the young in the future towards positive social activities on the local and national level. 

Contact:

Address: Obrenoviceva bb, TPC Kalca BI-43, 18000 Nis, Serbia

Phone: +381 18 522 788

Fax: +381 18 514 360

Email: centar@protecta.org.rs

Contact Person 

Name: Milan Stefanovic

Phone: +381 65 447 9970

Email: milan@protecta.org.rs

Kosovo

 www.lpkosova.com

NGO Little People of Kosova is multiethnic nonprofit organization.

Little People of Kosovo is a network of national organizations or assemblies of persons with disabilities and minorities, established to promote human rights of vulnerable groups ( persons with disabilities, minorities, prisoners, women , children with disabilities …), implementation the Anti Discrimination Law (No.2004/3.) and a new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, protection of human rights and development.

Contact:Ms. Hiljmnijeta Apuk

e-mail; hiljmnijeta@gmail.com

hiljmnijeta@lpkosova.com

administrator@lpkosova.com

Mobile ++ 377 (0) 44 293 518,

Mobile ++ 386 (0) 49 852 841,

UK of GB

 

www.ex-cell.org.uk

Ex-cell Solutions Limited is an ex-offender-led worker co-operative, founded as Aspire in Manchester Social Enterprise Ltd in 2001 and trading as Ex-Cell since 2009. It undertakes consultancy, business support and training with offenders, ex-offenders and criminal justice agencies wishing to set up co-operatives and social enterprises. Its three consultant directors: Dave Nicholson, Ormond Williams and Bobbie Unwin have over 60 years of experience in this field between them.

Ex-Cell Solutions Ltd

Suite 6

Withington House

94 Withington Road

Whalley Range

Manchester

M16 8FA

United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 232 1424

Email dave.nicholson@ex-cell.org.uk

SERBIA

International Aid Network, IAN (www.ian.org.rs), is a local non-governmental humanitarian organization active since 1997 in the field of mental health promotion, as well as in cross-border human rights protection through provision of psychosocial, educational, legal and informational assistance to refugees, women, internally displaced persons, Roma, unemployed, victims of torture and other vulnerable persons in Serbia. IAN has 3 Programme Units: Educational Department (IAN Telecentar), Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Mental Health. We are committed to providing comprehensive support to vulnerable people and to building the society that enables equal opportunities to all.  (More information of IAN history is available here http://www.ian.org.rs/aboutus/).

Admirala Geprata 10, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Phone: +381 3229 732,

fax: +381 11 3225 993, E-mail: edu@ian.org.rs

MONTENEGRO


HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION

www.hraction.org

Human Rights Action (HRA) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2004 by Dragan Prelevic, attorney at law and representative of the victims in several internationally known cases of violation of human rights in Montenegro, with colleagues and friends. Since 1 March 2010 the executive director is Tea Gorjanc Prelevic, LL.M. (American University - Washington College of Law, 1999), formerly project coordinator and project director with the HRA. Until 2010 HRA was an organisation without permanently employed staff. Its members, mostly lawyers, were undertaking activities in addition to their regular work and participated in the projects out of their sense of duty to society. Since March 2010 HRA has the nine-member Advisory Council1Since 2004, HRA has completed several projects, among which the Re-training Lawyers in Transition Countries of the South-East Europe in Human Rights lasted in continuity until 2009.and four full-time volunteers, for the time being, including the executive director.

Moskovska bb, 81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
T+382 20 510 040
F+382 20 510 041
E-mail: hra@t-com.me

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded on 11 February 1995. The Committee was established following the principles laid down in the Statute of the International Helsinki Federation. It is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation. The aim of the Committee is protection and promotion of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 In co-operation with legal advisors, the Committee particularly deals with cases of people who feel that their rights have been endangered and who address the Committee with such claims. Free legal aid service of the Helsinki Committee has been active since 1995. and has so far provided legal aid to around 2000 citizens.Strategic partners of HCHRBiH are Civil Rights Defenders, Heinrich Boell Stiftung and Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

contact: Nadia Softic Project Coordinator

 E-mail address: n.softic@bh-hchr.org

Dolina 1, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Balkans

 Telephone: +387 33 200 053 / +387 33 200 051

SERBIA

 

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia

Srbija, 11000 Beograd, Kralja Milana 10, tel/fax: (+381 11) 2688289, e-mail: biserkos@eunet.rs, http://www.helsinki.org.rs

 The HCHRS has been monitoring human rights of prisoners for the past decade. It has particularly focused on Serbia’s only women’s prison in Pozarevac and on the violations of human rights of women in this institution. As part of this initiative, the HCHRS has advocated the abolition of women who have murdered their violent partners in the context of long-term exposure to domestic violence. As this is a taboo topic in the Serbian society and the judiciary has not taken the circumstances leading up to the crime into consideration, the HCHRS has initiated an awareness-raising campaign and made a video on the topic, and have advocated the Presidential pardon of these women. As a result, a public Parliamentary hearing was held in November 2012 and two women have been given early release from prison. Domestic violence and system response to it is a topic that the HCHRS is planning to continuously keep on the public agenda and to promote via proposed activities.

CROATIA

www.zdravigrad.hr

The Healthy City Association is a non-profit, developmental civil society organization which, according to the Croatian and international best practices, for many years systematically gathers and connects people and organizations who are willing to work together to improve the quality of life. Our programs and projects are in line with the promotion of innovative idea of healthy, sustainable and integral development.Programs and projects of the Healthy City are recognized by the public, beneficiaries and institutions as an innovative contribution to the sustainable and healthy development.

Contact:Marija Martinic

Healthy City, Vukovarska 65, 21000 Split, Croatia

gsm: 00385 98 509 985

marija.martinic@zdravigrad.hr