The Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in BiH, the Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC) and the CURE Foundation, are organising a meeting on support of the police agencies in BiH in the protection of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual (LGBTI) persons, on Friday, 08 November 2013, in the premises of the FBiH Police Academy (Dobojska 32) Sarajevo.
The meeting will be attended by a Member of the European Parliament, Tanja Fajon, the BiH Minister of Human Rights and Refugees, Damir Ljubic, the Deputy BiH Minister of Security, Mladen Cavar, the FBiH Minister of Interior, Pedrag Kurtes, and representative of the RS Ministry of Interior and the Head of the Political Office at the EU Delegation to BiH/EUSR, Thomas Busch.
The EU funded project “Coming out: Advocating the promotion and protection of the rights of LGBT persons”, implemented by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in partnership with the Sarajevo Open Centre and the CURE Foundation, will on this occasion present its undertaken and future activities.
There will also be discussion about what the police agencies in BiH need do in the future to improve the level of protection of the rights of LGBTI persons.
15:30 Media statements by Tanja Fajon, Minister Damir Ljubic, Deputy Minister
Mladen Cavar and Thomas Busch
15:45 Welcome addresses
– Damir Ljubic, BiH Minister of Human Rights and Refugees
– Mladen Cavar, Deputy Minister of Security BiH
– Thomas Busch, Head of the Political Office at the EU Delegation to BiH/EUSR
16:00 Beginning of the presentation on the Civil Society perspective
– Saša Gavric, Executive Director, Sarajevo Open Centre