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Warning for the public

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic condemns misogyny statements expressed by Sergej Trifunovic on Twitter, who insulted a journalist from Srpski Telegraf in an inappropriate, sexist way, and disclosed her phone number, endangering her privacy. Social discourse is lately marked by frequent insulting and sexist content regarding women and also by mutual insults and…

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Vladimir Dimitrijevic discriminated LGBT persons

In the proceeding upon the complaint from a civil society organization against Vladimir Dimitrijevic, because of statements in text “In a Defense of Natural Family” which insult dignity of persons with different sexual orientation, Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic issued an opinion that provisions of the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination were…

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Warning for the Public

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic strongly condemns the insults that were addressed to Milena Ivanovic, widow of murdered Oliver Ivanovic, by Zeljko Veselinovic on Twitter. Using inappropriate and brutal qualifications, he offends Milena not only as a woman, stating the “she is not a woman, but a devil”, but he also puts her…

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No. 07-00-501/2018-02

No. 07-00-501/2018-02 Date: 22 October 2018 OPINION   This Opinion was issued in a procedure following a complaint filed by R. L. and M. I. from B, on behalf of minor son K. L against Preschool Institution “A” N. B. In the complaint is stated that PI “A” N. B. refuses to create an Individual…

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No. 07-00-564/2018-02

No. 07-00-564/2018-02 Date: 8 November 2018   OPINION This Opinion was issued in a procedure following a complaint filed by association R.i.c. from Belgrade against the Office for Human and Minority Rights due to the wording of a public call which the Office annunced on 22 January 2018 as part of program “Implementation of anti-discrimination…

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No. 07-00-540/2018-02

No. 07-00-540/2018-02 Date: 10 November 2018   OPINION This Opinion was issued in a procedure following a complaint filed by М. G. against company Z. T. dоо B. due to disability-based discrimination. In the complaint was stated that М. G, using interpretation services of the Video Relay Centre of the City Organisation of the Deaf…

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Notice regarding the cover page of the Ilustrovana Politika

The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, most strongly condemns the cover page of Ilustrovana Politika, in which the dignity and reputation of the depicted persons is affronted in a scandalous manner, while the doctored photo of the Renaissance painting of the Virgin by the painter Giampietro presents an insults to the religious…

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Commissioner Janković denounced abusive speech aimed at a female journalist of Sportski žurnal sports daily newspaper

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly denounced insults made on account of a female journalist of Sportski žurnal sports daily newspaper by Milorad Kosanović, the coach of Napredak football club. „In a severely offensive manner and by employing coarse language perpetuating typical gender stereotypes that women’s place is by the stove…

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Public Warning

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality condemns sexist insults and belittlements suffered by women politicians in some media outlets. The most recent incident involves reports and articles in local media referring to MP Marinika Tepić and Deputy Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Serbia Dragana Rakić, who were previously targeted by the…

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Warning to the public regarding insults targeting the Speaker of the Parliament

Brankica Janković, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality strongly denounced insults made via social media by actor Sergej Trifunović on account of the Speaker of the Serbian National Assembly, Maja Gojković.   All discriminatory and vulgar remarks, in particular those targeting women active in the political and public realm are impermissible, stressed the Commissioner….

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