The main goal of this training was to introduce the judiciary community with the promotion of anti-discrimination and criminal law and practice in the field of human rights protection with emphasize on LGBTI persons as a marginalized social group, important for their work in judicial institutions.
Regulation of same-sex partnerships in conservative societies was the topic of first panel discussion and the panelists were Gordan Bosanac (Center for Peace Studies, Croatia), Predrag Raosavljević (Institution of Ombudsman B&H), Boris Kešić (Faculty of Law, University of Tuzla, B&H) and Craig Dwyer (YesEquality, Irleand). Emina Bošnjak from Sarajevo Open Centre was moderating the discussion.
Besides the adoption of advanced anti-discrimination legal framework, the vulnerable groups/minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still the target of discrimination, according to the latest Amnesty International’s annual report.
Sarajevo Open Centre, a few days ago, filed requests to examine the violations of the Law on Gender Equality to the Gender Centre of Federation BiH, BiH Agency for Gender Equality and a complaint to the BiH Ombudsman Institution, regarding the existing discriminatory provision in the Labor Law of Federation BiH and Brčko distrikt, that prohibits women the work on underground jobs (in mines).
Sarajevo Open Centre has, in January 2017, received the information that the Canton Sarajevo Draft Law on acquisition, keeping and carrying of weapons and ammunition was established.
Published on web portal www.diskriminacija.ba In January 2016 company that has cooperated with Sarajevo Open Center for years has refused to place posters that announced Merlinka Festival. It was a reason for Sarajevo Open Center to file a lawsuit. Sarajevo Open Center will be represented on court by the organization called Vaša Prava u BiH. … Continued
We expect that the Senate will finally have a discussion on the students’ complaints related to hate speech towards LGBTI people, as it just did with the requests to protect the human rights of students who are practicing believers.
In the recent report of Macedonian progress on the way to EU integration, it is stated that Macedonia doesn’t put enough efforts in combating against discrimination. Also, the Commission criticized the country for excluding sexual orientation as one of the basis for discrimination; there is no legal framework that forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a separate form of discrimination.
Here we publish the unofficial consolidated text of the Anti-discrimination Law of BiH, with the amendments that were adopted in July 2016.
Judges and prosecutors have emphasized how important it is to educate the local judicial practitioners about the human rights of LGBTI persons, and that these educations regarding LGBTI human rights are very useful for their work.