Projects

Target population: refugees,displaced persons, returnees, asylum seekers and refugees to BiH, vulnerable local population, Children without parental care, victims of human trafficking, minorities, persons from the region seeking temporary protection in BiH, persons from the region under temporary protection in BiH, persons in BiH in need of assistance in the matters of statelessness/citizenship.

Area of activities: providing of free legal aid related to all aspects of protecting human rights and human freedom

Future goals and activities: assistance to individual beneficiaries; drafting legal analysis related to different fields of law; leading position in BiH regarding refugee law and issues related to asylum seekers; capacity building.

Current projects

Prevention of statelessness and obtaining personal documentation for vulnerable Roma (01.01.2009.-31.12.2011)

Donor: The European Commission / UNHCR

The objective of the project is to offer free legal and informative aid to Roma without citizenship and persons without valid citizenship documents. VPBiH will undertake different actions in order to reduce statelessness by registering persons in the Birth Registry, including also subsequent registrations.

Free legal aid for returnees, refugees and asylum seekers in BiH (01.01.2009.-31.12.2011.)

Donator: UNHCR

The Project includes all forms of informative and legal assistance from responses to quick queries to comprehensive advice and representation before human rights institutions. Informative component of the Project includes continued informative campaign aimed at raising citizens’ awareness on the rights and obligations and is implemented through informative sessions, media presentations and design and distribution of different printed informative material.

Implemented projects

  • Free Legal Aid and Information (29.10.2008.-31.12.2010)
  • Provision of free legal aid to vulnerable population in BiH (15.10.2007-15.10.2010)
  • Promoting Anti-Discrimination Laws and Practice in BiH (2007-2008)
  • Support to Reconciliation and Re-integration of Minority Returnees in BiH through Provision of Free Legal Aid (12.10.2006.-12.10.2007.)
  • Improving Access to Justice – support to establishment of free legal aid system in BiH (01.03.2007 – 28.02.2008)
  • Strengthening the Protection of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Victims of Human Trafficking and Persons under International Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (01.01.2006-31.12.2007)
  • Trafficking in Persons: Prevetion and Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (01.05.2006 -01.05.2007)
  • Raising public awareness about access to rights, legislative changes and legal procedures (01.01.2006 -31.03.2007)
  • Public awareness raising and advocacy for introduction of free legal aid legislation in BiH (01.07.2006 – 31.03.2006)
  • Free legal aid to vulnerable population in BiH (01.01.2006 – 31.12.2006)
  • Ensuring Access to Justice through Provision of Free Legal Aid (01.01.2006-31.12.2006)
  • Road to rule of law in BiH (31.08.2005- 30.06.2006)
  • Free legal aid for returnees, refugees and asylum seekers in BiH (01.01.2005-31.12.2005)
  • Free legal aid to vulnerable population in BiH (01.01.2005 – 31.12.2005)
  • Road to rule of law in BiH (27.09.2004- 31.12.2004)
  • Justice in Administration Initiative (01.09.2004 – 28.02.2006)
  • Public awareness raising and advocacy for introduction of free legal aid legislation in BiH (01.07.2005 – 31.12.2005)
  • Free legal aid to children without parental care (01.04.2005 – 30.09.2005)
  • Public awareness raising  (01.08.2004 – 31.12.2004)
  • Free legal aid for returnees, refugees and asylum seekers in BiH (01.01.2004-31.12.2004)