Tag: gender identity

A new monitoring of implementation of CM/Rec(2010)5in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

BiH Ombudsmen for Human Rights confirmed: personal name does not have to be harmonized with the sex marker in the identification documents of the person

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.

Tuzla Canton’s Ministry of Internal Affairs denied processing a name change application to a transgender person

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.

Trans and Bosnian-Herzegovinian

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.

Conference „It is Time for EQUALITY“: Protection of the right to self-determination – Legal recognition of gender identity

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.