Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Advocacy

Initial premise of the Autonomous Women's Center is that policies, in order to fight against violence against women, at the local and national level should be consistent with international standards and good practices in this field. In accordance with the strategic goals, that the Convention of the United Nations and the Council of Europe should be implemented well by the state and that in the process of joining the European Union we must respect the human rights of women, Autonomous Women's Center consistently monitors the implementation of and advocates for a comprehensive, coherent, relevant, specific, efficient and effective national policies against violence against women.

In accordance with its efforts to establish an adequate institutional system for the protection of women and children victims of domestic, sexual and partner violence, the Autonomous Women's Center submitted comments and proposals for amendments to the Law on Free Legal Aid published in July 2018.

General comments and suggestions regarding the Law as a whole relate to (a) discrimination against providers (Articles 9 and 58), (b) the sustainability of the provision of free legal aid (Articles 1 and 9), (c) the granting and financing of free legal aid (Articles 4, 7 and 39), (d) international obligations (Articles 4 and 9).

See the full comments and suggestions for amending the Draft Law on Free Legal Aid here.