All the complaints and requests sent to the Ethical Committee, all the students’ and civil society’s warnings were devaluated. Another punch was set to the high education of Canton Sarajevo by enabling people who actively violate human rights of minorities to create education policies. Once more, the message has been sent that LGBTI students of all UNSA faculties have no place there.
The Coalition for the fight against hate speech and hate crimes strongly condemns the homophobic attack on UDIK activists, and warns that the practice of not processing the attacks on LGBTI persons, activists that we witness since 2008 until this day is a shame for the BiH institutions, and should be stopped. We ask the police and judiciary of Canton Sarajevo to, in an adequate and timely manner, react, investigate and process this hate crime, threats and attacks on LGBTI activists that have already been reported during 2015 and 2016, and, before that, the attack on Merlinka Festival in 2014.
Since 2005, May 17 has been marked as the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. This day is marked in more than 130 countries in the world, and officially recognized by many countries and institutions, including the European Parliament.
Damir Banović, Jasmina Čaušević, Slobodanka Dekić, Ryan Finn (2015) Life beyond given norms: Being transgender in Bosnia and Herzegovina Publication is in B/C/S language. Sarajevo: Sarajevski otvoreni centar