We publish the report “Monitoring of the Implementation of Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec (2010)5 on Measures to Combat Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity”, author Amina Dizdar
Tag: gender identity
Sarajevo Open Centre is participating, under sponsorship organisation ILGA-Europe, in a project of monitoring the implementation of the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity (adopted on 31st of March 2010). In 2013, Sarajevo Open Centre started collecting data on work of Bosnian authorities regarding … Continued
In August 2017 the Ministry of Interior in Tuzla (MoI) disabled the name change of the person to a name that is not harmonized with the sex marker on the identification document, to a transgender person who filed this request. The employers of this MoI claimed that it is not possible to change the name which is in accordance with the gender identity, but not with the biological sex, before the person completely reassigns his/her sex surgically, and changes the sex mark on personal documents.
In August 2017, Ministry of Internal Affairs in Canton Tuzla refused to process an appeal, filed by a transgender person, to change a personal name that is not in accordance with a sex marker in identification documents. Since the name is not in accordance with a sex marker in personal documents, authorized ministry officials argue that a person is not allowed to change their name in order to adjust it to gender identity until the person undergoes sex reassignment surgery.
For the first time in history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, transgender rights were discussed in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 17th, 2017. I talked, from personal experience, about problems that transgender persons are faced with due to chaotic law regulations that fail to provide rights and freedoms anticipated in Convention on protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, which is being directly applied in Bosnia and Herzegovina and whose acts have priority over all other laws.
Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that requiring trans people to undergo sterilisation in order to have their gender recognised, violates human rights.
Second panel discussion was called Protection of the right to self-determination – Legal recognition of gender identity. Panelists were from Croatia, Serbia, Denmark and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Naida Kučukalić was moderating the discussion. In the opening statements panelists explained key terms related to this topic and presented their experiences regarding gender identity and legal recognition, pinpointed main problems of transgender persons and gave their opinions and views how to solve the problems transgender people face.
The Anti-discrimination Law of BiH now provides full protection from discrimination for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
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.
The House of Representatives of the state-level Parliament will discuss today draft amendments to the Law on Sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina