Category Archives: Legal Aid

Roma Day-8th of April

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TRIAL and “Vaša prava BiH” work together in training Bosnian lawyers to bring complaints before international human rights mechanisms

Geneva/Sarajevo, 4 April 2011

On March 25 and 26, 2011 TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) organized the first stage of a comprehensive training program for “Vaša prava BiH” lawyers on the functioning of the main international human rights mechanisms relevant for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in particular the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights.

“Vaša prava BiH” employees from Sarajevo and Mostar attended a workshop where they were trained on how to draft and submit an application at the international level. Each trainee was assigned a concrete case to work on, mainly relating to relatives of missing persons from different parts of BiH under the supervision of TRIAL’s senior legal adviser. The aim of the program is to submit a number of individual communications before an international human rights mechanism, and the submission should formally be carried out by “Vaša prava BiH”, which will represent the applicants before the international mechanism concerned.

The RC Government’s Decision on Housing Care for Returnees to the RC, Former Occupancy Rights Holders outside the Areas of Special State Concern

On 03 March 2011 the Government of the Republic of Croatia issued a Decision on Housing Care for Returnees to the RC – Former Occupancy Right Holders – Outside the Areas of Special State Concern.

The Decision pertains to the returnees to the RC – former occupancy right holders – seeking to  return permanently to the Republic of Croatia, providing that they do not own or co-own other habitable family house or apartment on the territory of the Republic of Croatia,  territory of the states formed after dissolution of the SFRY, or other states in which they reside and on condition that they have not sold, given away, or in some other way transferred the property after 08/10/1991. i.e. that they have not acquired the legal status of protected lessee.  The Decision refers to the returnees residing in the RC, as well as those residing outside the RC.  The Decision sets the terms for obtaining housing care for the returnees, former occupancy rights holders, who have not acquired the legal status of the protected lessee, and used to live in the socially-owned apartments outside the areas of special state concern of the Republic of Croatia.

The Decision was published in the Official Gazette, no. 29/2011 dated 09/03/2011.