Mission and Goals

Accountability of public authorities: human rights to people

The Citizen, Democracy and Accountability civic association is an independent non-governmental non-for-profit organisation.

We promote the idea and values of open society built on respect and accountability.

We wish for our society:

  • to fully respect human and civil rights of all individuals;
  • to demand accountability from public authorities.

Our activities primarily focus on the enforcement of a right to human dignity for all, protection against discrimination, and women’s human rights.

We promote the rule of law, where public authorities and individuals are equal partners engaged in a permanent dialogue. We believe that good solutions to public affairs can only be achieved in democratic discussion.

We strive to fulfil these ideas through concrete activities: defending public interests (advocacy activities), e.g. through participation in a legislative and public policy-making process, public policy monitoring, strategic litigation, or campaigning addressing particular problems. Our core activities involve training and continuous communication both with professionals and the general public. We organise training courses, seminars, lectures, workshops, conferences and discussion forums. We also provide consultancy services, conduct research and prepare analyses, publish monographs, educational CDs, methodology guidelines and other training and information materials.

We work with experts in various fields, including psychology, law, political science, journalism, sociology and social work. We endorse active participation in our activities by professionals from the judiciary, schools, the police, non-governmental organisations, humanities students, as well as members of minority communities.


  • to participate in creating room for a dialogue between public authorities and the civil society in order to ensure the balance of powers
  • to enhance accountability of public authorities towards the public and individuals for good governance in the country and for compliance with, and active enforcement of, human rights
  • to promote fair conditions for the exercise of rights and responsibility for all
  • to encourage individuals to bear their share of responsibility for the supervision of public authorities and active participation in their decision-making
  • to strengthen the responsibility of individuals – for themselves, their communities and the entire society
  • to develop civic skills and legal awareness of individuals


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