Fight against torture

We inform you that Youth Initiative for Human Rights Montenegro (YIHR MNE) had a press conference on 18 November in cooperation with ARCT from Albania, YIHR in Serbia and IRCT in Denmark on topic fight against torture. On this press conference we indicated on challenges of countries of Western Balkan in fight against torture, which is primarily reflected in implementation of standards and large space for impunity.

At the press conference we also presented regional project “Building free of torture and impunity societies in Western Balkans” that will be implemented in following 30 months in cooperation with YIHR Serbia, ARCT and IRCT. The project is supported by the European Union. Goal of the project is contribution to the society free of torture through civil society activities that are directed against torture and other inhuman, cruel and degrading treatment or punishing and promotion of international standards, especially OPCAT.

Milan Radovic, Coordinator of Human Rights Program in YIHR MNE, Maja Micic, Director of YIHR Serbia, and Erinda Bllaca, Project Manager in ARCT spoke at the press conference.

One of the activities of the project is provision of free legal aid to victims of torture and their families in the following 30 months. On that occasion, citizens can contact us on the following phone number 020 513 687 or via email cgoffice@yihr.org.


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