Think tank

Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Podgorica, Montenegro

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights is the regional network of nongovernmental organizations. YIHR – Montenegro was established in 2006 as the non-profit and nongovernmental organization, whose work is based on conviction that human rights and civil values represent the grounds of the open and progressive society to which we all strive. The mission of the Initiative is to contribute to development of such society in Montenegro and the Western Balkan region, through the cooperation network with its partner organizations. In its work, YIHR is devoted to protection of victims of violation of human rights, promotion of the rule of law, and promotion of democratic political culture. Their activities include: researching, monitoring and documenting human rights violations, providing free legal aid to victims of human rights violation and public representation in order to improve the position of victims, education and capacity building of target groups, especially socially active young people, through education programs, and regional cooperation.

Contact details


Confrence Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Montenegro


Southern Europe

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Operating languages
English , Montenegrin

Organisation details

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Youth Initiative for Human Rights
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Leader(s) (2019): Edina Hasanaga Čobaj (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Female


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Youth Initiative for Human Rights
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Data notes

Last updated: 24/02/2020
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: ETH CSS Organizations and Resources Page Partners, Organisation´s website, Suggested by Multilateral Organisation experts
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