By adopting the law on amendments to the Anti-discrimination Law of BiH on today’s session of the House of People of the BiH’s Parliamentary Assembly (July 14th 2016), Bosnia and Herzegovina has finally advanced its legal framework on anti-discrimination.
Sexual orientation and gender identity are explicitly covered by the Law, and the correct legal terminology in local language is used (seksualna orijentacija, rodni identitet). The Law also explicitly states “sex characteristics” as a prohibited ground of discrimination. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the first country in South-East Europe, which provides anti-discrimination protection for intersex people in all spheres of life. The Anti-discrimination Law of BiH now provides full protection from discrimination for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The full text of the Law in B/C/S language is available here.