No. 07-00-165/2017-02 Date: 24 August 2017
The present opinion was issued following a complaint procedure lodged by the Roma National Minority National Council on behalf of Z.S. against City Social Welfare Center, Novi Beograd Branch Office, on account of issuing a Temporary Conclusion on securing accommodation for underage B.S. In their complaint, the complainant stated that this decision had been made without any evidence but was based on prejudice and stereotypes about Roma men and women. In its declaration responding to allegations made in the complaint, the City Social Welfare Center, Novi Beograd Branch Office stated that the reason for issuing Temporary Conclusion on securing accommodation for B.S., who was a minor, had nothing to do with underage B.S.’s personal characteristics or those of her parents, which the City Social Welfare Center substantiated by offering evidence to that effect. Following the complaint procedure, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality issued an opinion stating that the City Social Welfare Center, Novi Beograd Branch Office had in no way violated provisions of the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination.
THE PROTECTION OF EQUALITY