The Human Rights House Zagreb was established in 2008 by six civil society organizations [Women’s Human Rights Group B.a.B.e. – Be Active, Be Emancipated, CMS – Center for Peace Studies, Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past, GOLJP – Civic Committee for Human Rights, UPIM – Association for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities, and Svitanje –Association for Protection and Promotion of Mental Health], with the aim of protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms. During more than seven years of its existence and work, the Human Rights House has become the center of expertise on human rights, and publicly recognized as a central social organization for the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The goal of the Human Rights House is the realization of a free, open, pluralistic, democratic, equitable and inclusive society based on respect, protection and promotion of the highest standards and norms of human rights and freedoms.
For this purpose, The Human Rights House is involved in the protection, promotion, development and advancement of human rights and fundamental freedoms through research, monitoring, public advocacy and education in accordance with the international and regional instruments for the protection of human rights of the United Nations and the Council of Europe; particularly the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the European Social Charter (Revised).
Human Rights House is a member of Human Rights House Network based in Oslo, a member of the Platform 112, the Welcome Initiative and The GOOD Initiative.
Since 2012, Human Rights House acts as a Knowledge Center for social development in the field of protection and promotion of human rights.
B.a.B.e su organizacija osnovana 1994. godine sa svrhom promicanja i zaštite ženskih ljudskih prava koja se danas usredotočila na promicanje rodne ravnopravnosti i osiguravanje jednakih mogućnosti za sve rodove u svim sferama društvenog života.
Centre for Peace Studies
Centre for Peace Studies (CMS; CPS) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation promoting non-violence and social change through education, research and activism. CMS grew out of various forms of direct peace-building in western Slavonia (Volunteers’ Project Pakrac, 1993-1997).
It was founded in 1996 in Pakrac and formally registred in Zagreb the following year, with the intention of promoting the values of non-violence, social justice, respect for human rights, tolerance and acceptance of diversity through participatory methods of peace education program, research and public advocacy.
CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity
Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity is a non-governmental and non-profit organization of civil society, active in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
Goals of the Platform are: building and strengthening the capacities of civil society organizations (hereinafter: CSOs) for providing international development cooperation and humanitarian aid; if necessary, to act as the link between the ministry responsible for international development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and the projects of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid provided by a CSO; to participate in and to have influence on the improvement, shaping, implementation and evaluation of national and EU policies, and policies of other international bodies (UN et al.), in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid; to reflect on and improve the international development cooperation of NGOs inside and outside of the Republic of Croatia on values, principles, methods and action standards; to articulate and to affirm the activist initiatives and CSOs from the region of South Eastern Europe oriented towards the EU in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid; to promote education for development and international solidarity; to promote international development cooperation and solidarity.
Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past
In an attempt to encourage the process of dealing with the past and establishing factual truth about the war and to contribute to shifting of the discussion from the level of dispute over facts (the number of killed people, etc.) towards a dialogue on interpretations, the Centre for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights Osijek, Centre for Peace Studies, Civic Committee for Human Rights and Croatian Helsinki Committee decided to found Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past.
The key reason for this was the experience of suppression and falsification of war crimes and other war-related events from the period of 1941-2000, which has influenced the recent history of both Yugoslavia and post-Yugoslav societies.
Since its establishment, Documenta contributes to the development of individual and social process of dealing with the past, in order to build a sustainable peace in Croatia and the region by deepening the dialogue and initiating a public debate on public policies that encourage dealing with the past, data collection, publishing researches on war events, war crimes and violations of human rights, and monitoring war crimes trials at the local and regional level as a contribution to the improvement of court standards and practices in the war crimes trials.
Since 2006, Documenta is working on building and strengthening the regional coalition of civil society organizations from post-Yugoslav countries, advocating the establishment of the Regional Commission for establishing facts upon conflicts in the region (RECOM).
In order to achieve its goals, Documenta cooperates with its founding organizations, associations of families of the missing people, other civic initiatives, governmental institutions, international institutions and organizations, institutions of state and local government, academic institutions, religious groups, media and with the public concerned.
Civic Committee for Human Rights
CCHR is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan organization for the protection of human rights. Its activity is determined by the pre-set objectives, yet its concrete work was often influenced by the size and weight of human rights violations in a given time.
The objectives of the organization are the protection and promotion of individual human rights, improvement of the standards of human rights and civil liberties in Croatia and the region, building of an open democratic society geared towards peace and cooperation, reducing political violence, ethnic hatred and xenophobia in Croatia and the region and the removal of the war as a possibility to solve conflicts among civilized countries.
The Association for Promotion of Equal Opportunities
APEO is an independent, volunteer-based, and non-partisan organization, which as an association for persons with disabilities provides information, educational and professional technical (operational) support for the assurance of the quality of life for persons with disabilities; it also organizes social and humanitarian activities and advocates the advancement and protection of interests of persons with disabilities, everything with the goal of attaining equal opportunities. To ensure creativity and independence of activities, the great importance is given to joint work with other organizations from civil sector and the public influence in generating systematic solutions for the attainment of human rights of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Croatia.
The Association for Promotion of Mental Health “Svitanje”
The association was founded in 2004. The objectives of the association are the promotion and protection of mental health in the community for persons with mental disorders, encouraging the development of community programs that promote social inclusion and protection of human rights.
The purpose of the association is to promote various programs for the rehabilitation of persons with mental illnesses in the community in order to increase the autonomy and protection of human rights. Through the development of alternative forms of care in order to prevent institutionalization, the association strives to enable an independent living if possible for people affected by mental illnesses, or a dignified life at least, providing them with as much support as possible.
MMH – The Croatian Youth Network
MMH is an alliance of youth associations that empowers young people for active and responsible participation in society, contributes to the development of high quality youth policies and the overall development of the civil society. In its work, it represents member organizations and tends to act in the common interest of all young people through networking, advocacy, informing, informal education and research, advocating the cooperation with public authorities, the educational and research institutions, civil society actors and media.
Organizational Structure of Human Rights House Zagreb
Assembly of the HRH is the highest decision making body of the Human Rights House, consisting of two delegates appointed by each member organization of the Human Rights House.
Program Council is the governing body responsible for the enforcement of decisions made by the Assembly. It oversees the work of the Program Director and the Office of the Human Rights House.
Program Director is an executive and administrative body of the Human Rights House, elected and appointed by the Program Council.
Human Rights House Office is divided into two parts: The Administration and Finances and Programs.
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- Annual Program for 2016
- Annual Reports
- Financijski izvještaj 2009
- Financijski izvještaj 2010
- Godišnji izvještaj 2011
- Financijski izvještaj 2011
- Financijski izvještaj 2012
- Financijski izvještaj 2013
- Financijski izvještaj 2014
- Godišnji izvještaj 2015
- Financijski izvještaj 2015
- Revizorsko izvješće za godinu završenu 31. prosinca 2015. godine