Tag: hate crimes

SOC filed a submission to the UN Committee Against Torture about hate crimes against LGBTI persons and activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) is currently doing review of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s fullfilment of obligations that derive from the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
On that occasion, Sarajevo Open Centre today participates in the meeting of non-governmental organisations from Bosnia and Herzegovina with the experts of this Committee, which is organised by the World Organisation Against Torture). During this meeting, NGOs will present their observations of the key issues in BiH, and provide the experts with information they will use during the 62nd Committee’s session and meeting with the representatives of BiH institutions.

Train the Trainer program: “The training will help us to appropriately recognize hate crimes”

After the first training that took place from 8th – 9th September 2016 in a series of three two-day Train the trainer trainings, a second two-day training was held from 29th – 30th September 2016. This year’s participants of the Train the Trainer program were a group of Police Officers of all cantonal MUPs (cantonal ministries of internal affairs). Throughout their first training, police officers learned how to transfer their specialist knowledge and skills to other colleagues, to overcome training and develop presentation skills.

FBiH’s police determined to combat hate crimes

With different MoI’s of FBiH we negotiated for the module about hate crime to be included into programmes of professional trainings and specialization of the police officers, and in the permanent education of Ministries of Internal Affairs in entire of Federation of BiH. Police officers who finish this year’s train the trainer program will continue to adequately educate their colleagues.