In the Western Balkans, the human rights of LGBT people are violated on a daily basis. One reason for this situation is that the ruling authorities have not opted for the creation and / or enhancement of institutional and legal elements that would protect LGBT rights.
Tag: lgbt rights
By: Saša Gavrić, Sarajevo Open Centre The year 2015 has brought us lot of changes. At the political level, what no one expected has happened: The Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU entered into force and the European Union has offered a continuation of the integration process although BiH did not provide necessary accomplishments. … Continued
Ignorance gives birth to discrimination, that is the conclusion of the research that was conducted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in June and July this year, and it relates to the LGBTI issues in six countries of the Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro).
Sarajevo Open Centre is organizing a training called Human Rights do not Recognize Political Ideology, intended for members of political parties who reside in Sarajevo or East Sarajevo. During the training, regional and local experts will present current state of human rights of LGBT persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on good regional practices and politics … Continued
Sarajevo Open Centre also stressed that most laws on state, entity and cantonal level do not include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected ground, which is a direct violation of the BiH Anti-discrimination Law.
Sarajevo Open Centre replied to the BiH Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees on May 27, 2015, and submitted statistical data on the discrimination cases on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, documented since 2012 until May 21, 2015. Data on structural discrimination , and relevant statistical data collected through public opinion poll … Continued
BiH Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees will begin the process of introducing the legislative amendments to the BiH Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, and that the Institution of Ombudsman for Human Rights in BiH should draw a special report on the protection of rights of LGBT people and deliver it to the competent bodies, including PSBiH.
Nina Perger, Ivan Novosel, Danijel Kalezić (2015)
The Effect of EU Integration Process on Human Rights of LGBT People in Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro
Today, on the occasion of May 17 – the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Sarajevo Open Centre organized presentation of reports and panel discussion titled The Role of Political Parties in the Advancment of LGBT Rights in BiH – Current Situation and Way Ahead.
Third Ministerial IDAHO Forum 2015 entitled “Ending hate crime and violence” and sponsored by the Government of Montenegro ended late afternoon in Budva yesterday, May 11, 2015.