FP7 Capacities - Science in Society
The European Commission in document “Digital Agenda for Europe” has highlighted the importance of using information, communication technologies for scientific research and exchange data via binding to the cross linking between European countries and beyond.
Since Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path towards EU integration, faced with the challenges of compliance with the applicable standards in the EU and exchange of good practice in scientific research, this project will contribute to establishing long-term international co-operation with existing data archives in the field of social sciences in the European Union that are networked to the Council of European archival data in the field of social sciences (CESSDA).
Project support for the establishment of digital archives of data in the field of social sciences in the region aims to provide better access to data collected through social research in BiH and the region and in Europe by linking with CESSDA members.
University of Zagreb - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Social Sciences - Belgrade
University of Ljubljana
University of Essex
University of Goteborg
Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
Expected results/ outcome of the project
1. Established international network with partners (presumed, potential, actual)
2. Conducted assessment of available data from empirical research in the field of social sciences in BH
3. Trained and prepared potential staff who will be involved in the digital archive data in the field of social sciences in the BH / region
4. Prepared program basis for the establishment of digital data archives in the social sciences in the BH / region
5. Knowledge Transfer / mobility
Project duration: 01 January, 2012 - 30 June, 2014
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The main objective of the project is to improve the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to increase the level of public understanding on matters relating to the justice sector.
In order to promote upgrade the strategic plans of the Network of Justice ( MoJ ) and the previous actions MP, in his third year of development and implementation of the project, in collaboration with the Center for Human Rights in Sarajevo, ADI will focus on encouraging MP activities that have proved very successful and unique for a network of justice: those relating to the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review ( LNG). Based on previously conducted activities MP at the promotion and implementation of UN international mechanisms for human rights in BiH, ADI and the Centre will continue with the activities of monitoring and reporting, and the process will include elements of the strong recommendations advocating the implementation of LNG and the MP - related LNG process in BiH .
Specific project objectives are:
1. To increase the involvement of civil society in policy- making in the justice sector , and numerous initiatives for legal reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina ;
2. To increasing public demand for the rule of law and the level of public confidence in the work of institutions in the justice sector in BiH ;
3. To promote EU integration process of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
4. To improve the protection of human rights through an effective system of justice in Bosnia ;
5. To increase the understanding of civil society stakeholders in the justice sector and the public about the importance of the Universal Periodic Review process.
ADI, in collaboration with the Center for Human Rights of the University of Sarajevo (Sarajevo HRC) , will focus on improving those activities that have verified to be very successful and unique to Justice Network ( MP ): activities which are concerning to the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review.
Based on formerly conducted MP activities which were concerned to promote and to implement UN international standards for the protection of human rights, ADI and HRC Sarajevo will continue monitoring and reporting activities, and incorporate strong elements of advocacy for the implementation of UPP and MP recommendations as regards LNG process in BiH . The project will be implemented in two parallel components:
Pillar 1: UPR monitoring and reporting
In this component, ADI and HRC Sarajevo will continue monitoring activities concerning the implementation of the recommendations of LNG in the justice sector in BiH . The methodology that was previously developed (for the first report) will be upgraded and additional LNG recommendations added to the list of recommendations subject to monitoring.
On the basis of public invitation addressed to all MP members, three of them will be invited to participate in the process of monitoring and reporting of LNG. Those five organizations will establish a working group MP for LNG, which will work on monitoring and reporting of LNG in the five areas: protection of human rights through the judiciary, judicial independence (two subsections - the independence of institutions in the sector of justice and the independence of judges and prosecutors); Anti-discrimination and transitional justice. One place in the working group will be reserved for representatives of professional associations in the justice sector. In relation to the LNG Report 2010-2011, this report will primarily be based on empirical facts (interviews with stakeholders in the justice sector, decisions of courts, statistics and analysis of the media, etc)
Pillar 2: Advocacy for recommendations regarding LNG
In accordance with the first component, the project activities under the second component will focus on advocacy. Already developed MP recommendation within the justice process, LNG will be modified as goals of advocacy, and, in keeping with the ' team will be defined and specific advocacy activities. Members of the Working Group for LNG at its first meeting develop an advocacy strategy LNG (which will identify all planned advocacy activities and define in detail how and when each activity will be carried out) and start its implementation. Specific advocacy activities will, inter alia, include:
• creating and publicly displaying a short documentary about LNG in and the justice sector in BiH,
• organizing series of meetings with relevant individuals and institutions in the justice sector responsible of the implementation of the recommendations of LNG in BiH
• ADI and HRC Sarajevo will regularly report to the PR and prepare documents related to the entire above mentioned project activities. Members of the MP will be informed in advance about all the activities through websites and press releases
Pillar 3: Website MP
HRC Sarajevo will continue to develop and maintain page MJ.
Implementation period: 01 September, 2011-30 April 2012
Human Rights Centre of the University of Sarajevo Library and Documentation Department works as the official library for three post-graduate studies organized by CIPS. Post-graduate studies are:
- European Regional Post-graduate Studies in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe
- European Studies
- State Management and Humanitarian Affairs
As a part of this project, the Human Rights Centre provides conditions for the library tutor work as well as other library services for students and professors of mentioned post-graduate studies.