Webinar for judges: right to individual assessment of a child in conflict with the law

Between April 28-29, 2021, FORUM, in partnership with , the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ, Belgium), and with the support of the Judicial Academy, organized online seminars as part of the European project “Procedural Rights for All Children in Justice” (PRACTICE) . Following  the seminars organized in February for lawyers and social workers, the seminars brought together around 50…

We co-organized seminar for judges on asylum and migration law

On 22 and 23 March 20201 Forum for Human Rights in cooperation with the International Commission of Jurists and the Judicial Academy of the Czech Republic has organized a judicial training for Czech judges and judicial assistants on Selected discourses of asylum and migration law from the international and national perspective. The seminar was attended…

ICJ and Forum for Human Rights celebrate landmark European Committee decision upholding procedural rights for children

All children regardless of their age must have access to procedural rights when they are accused of criminal acts, the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights decided in a landmark case (No. 148/2017) brought by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Forum for Human Rights. The ICJ and Forum lodged a complaint challenging the failure of…

Success in the case concerning personal assistance

Legal capacity has no impact on the right to receive allowance for personal assistance. This is the main message of the judgment of the Regional Court in Banská Bystrica in the matter of not granting allowance for personal assistance to a client with a mental disability, whom we had assisted with the preparation of the lawsuit.…

FORUM filed an inclusive education case against Slovakia

FORUM supports inclusive education of children with disabilities. That is why we filed an individual complaint with the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in a case concerning a young boy with intellectual disability who was prevented from continuing his education on a high school. The case is directed against Slovakia.…

Council of Europe body finds Czech Republic responsible for violating rights of children with disabilities and Romani children through institutionalisation

The European Committee of Social Rights has today found the Czech Republic responsible for large-scale and discriminatory institutionalisation of children with disabilities and Romani children in early childhood care institutions, criticising the failure of the country to adopt and implement an appropriate deinstitutionalisation strategy. In a decision released today, the European Committee found violations of…

Lack of access to a lawyer for children: Czech Republic in breach of the Convention Against Torture

Today, Forum together with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) submitted written information to the UN Committee against Torture ahead of its examination of the periodic report of the Czech Republic. The two organisations argue that the Czech Republic violates Articles 2, 14 and 16 of the Convention Against Torture by not ensuring access to…

The school in Ostrava discriminated Romani children

Two Romani boys who were denied enrolment at Pesi Elementary School in Ostrava have won their case before the District Court. They have been represented jointly by lawyers from the Forum for Human Rights and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) . The District Court Ostrava-Poruba decided on 1st March 2017 that the elementaiy school…