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
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In December 2015, Government of Republic of Srpska has adopted the Annual Action Plan for the implementation of Gender Action Plan (GAP), which among other things, includes specific measures for promotion and protection of rights of LGBT people. This is the first time that a government in Bosnia and Herzegovina has included in their action … 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 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.
BiH Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights is organizing a special thematic session on LGBT issues that will be held on 19 May in the Parliament building.
Steadfast, committed leadership and visible equality trailblazers are necessary ingredients for advancing LGBTI equality according to the latest Rainbow Europe package, released today (Sunday, 10 May 2015) by ILGA-Europe. Our 2015 Rainbow Map, Annual Review and brand new Rainbow Europe web module all showcase the power that committed leadership to LGBTI rights can wield. Launched … Continued
This is the first time ever that the Parliamentary Assembly organizes thematic session that is completely devoted to the rights of LGBT people.
On the falowing links below you can find Annual Report of the Sarajevo Open Centre for the 2014.
As a part of the project „Fighting Hate Crime in BiH“, financed by Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the OSCE in Vienna and implemented by Sarajevo Open Centre in partnership with OSCE Mission in BiH, education was held for apprentices of prosecutor’s offices and courts on the subject of bias motivated crimes.
This training is part of a series of trainings and educations which will be continued in the upcoming two years period, in order to strengthen capacity and knowledge of people who work in institutions of law enforcement, in courts and prosecutions, but also of representatives of civil sector.