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Are there NGOs - other civil society organisations supporting victims of discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin and religion in court?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Policies & Organisations
01/02/2012 - 22:02
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There are no NGOs supporting /representing victims of discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin and religion in court.

In general, according to Article 23 of Zakon o uresničevanju načela enakega obravnavanja [Act Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment], NGOs may participate in court and administrative proceedings in accordance with the law. This means that general legal provisions from other procedural acts (Civil procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Act etc.) apply for participation of any NGOs, associations, trade unions or other organizations in such proceedings. According to these acts, these organizations as legal persons cannot represent the victims in courts as they are not law firms which are the only legal persons that are allowed to represent in court. Victims can only be represented by an individual working at or engaged in such association, trade union or an NGO, providing that he or she meets the conditions for providing legal representation before courts (except for civil procedure before local courts legal representatives can only be advocates or persons who passed the bar exam).

With regard to third party intervention in legal procedures the same rules apply to the NGO, the Advocate of the Principle of Equality or any other legal or natural person who is interested in intervening as a third party. The courts have discretionary power to allow intervention of the third party.



Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
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Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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