Sarajevo Open Centre, with the financial support of the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Netherlands to the OSCE in Vienna, in cooperation with OSCE in BiH, on 18 and 19 October 2018, held the joint two-day education for police officers of the Canton Sarajevo Ministry of Interior (MoI) and prosecutors within the Canton Sarajevo Prosecutor’s Office. The training, named Prejudice as motives of hate crimes tackled these crimes, focusing on minority groups that are especially targeted by these hate crimes in BiH – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons, Roma people, returnees, as well as religious and sacral objects.
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.
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.
Training on protection of human rights of LGBT persons, in cooperation with Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of FBiH, was held on September 12-13, 2014. The training, whose goal was to sensitize and familiarize prosecutors and judges with efficient ways of protection and prosecution of LGBT human rights violations in Bosnia and Herzegovina in … Continued