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Basic Information

The full name of the organizations’ coalition in Serbian and other languages officially used in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Kuća ljudskih prava Banja Luka

The full name of the organizations’ coalition in English language: Human Rights House Banja Luka

Abbreviated name of the organization in Serbian and other languages officially used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in English: KLJP

Member organizations of the Human Rights House: Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, Centre for Environment, Transparency International Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hi Neighbour and Banja Luka Centre for Human Rights

Authorized representative: Jelena Vukelić (Coordinator of the Human Rights House Banja Luka)

E-mail address: kontakt@kucaljudskihprava.org

Download the Human Rights House Banja Luka Memorandum of Understanding here.

Scope of activity, Mission and Vision

The Human Rights House Banja Luka is an independent coalition of organizations with the main purpose to consolidate the efforts of organizations working on human rights in connection to improvement of basic rights and freedoms, and meeting the needs of local communities.

The Human Rights House members are independent organizations.

The visionof the Human Rights House Banja Luka are free citizens in a just society.

The Human Rights House Banja Luka is a community of associations responding to modern challenges in respecting human rights and freedoms. The missionof the Human Rights House Banja Luka is achieved through the promotion of human rights, monitoring the situation, advocating for the improvement of the legal and institutional framework and support to individuals and groups whose rights are threatened.

The Human Rights House Banja Luka achieves its goals in the field of civil society, and the main goals of the Human Rights House Banja Luka are:

  • Achieving a free, open, pluralistic, democratic, equal and inclusive society based on respect, protection and promotion of the highest standards and norms of human rights and freedoms, reducing social inequalities, promoting a state of welfare and social justice, and the fight against all forms of discrimination and social exclusions;
  • Strengthening and providing support to the process of democratization and the rule of law and encouraging citizens to actively participate in decision-making processes;
  • Improving the understanding of public institutions and non-state bodies and organizations for the protection of human rights, as well as encouraging mutual cooperation of human rights organizations, and comprehensive and free communication between them regarding human rights, especially those arising from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the Revised European Social Charter;
  • Informing, teaching and developing citizens’ awareness of the content and protection of human rights;
  • Improving the protection of citizens in the field of human rights;
  • Increasing the scope of human rights protection in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

To this end, the Human Rights House Banja Luka participates in the protection, promotion, development and improvement of human rights and basic freedoms in accordance with international and domestic instruments for the protection of human rights through research, monitoring, public advocacy and education.

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