Statements

Commissioner discussed human rights with the members of Council of Europe

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic spoke in the introductory part of the meeting with the members of Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe about the role of Commissioner for Protection of Equality in Serbia, as well as priorities for the following period. Meeting was organized under…

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STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY

On the occasion 1 June, International Children’s Day, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic congratulated the children for their day and reminded them that they are not only adornments, but the greatest potential that a society has. By our attitudes towards them we show an attitude towards our future. However, many children are…

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ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Triple homicide in Novi Sad, when Mirjana Jankovic and her parents were murdered by her husband, is unfortunately more than a warning, it provokes concerns requesting the urgent reactions of all relevant authorities and activation of all available measures, says Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic. Sadly, this horrific murder case also confirms that…

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Statement on the occasion of International Day Against Transphobia and Homophobia

On the occasion of International Day Against Transphobia and Homophobia, Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic stresses that trans persons and members of LGBT population must not be discriminated because of their gender identity of sexual orientation. Transphobia and homophobia are still present in our society, as well as the lack of comprehension for…

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STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic congratulated the World Press Freedom Day to all journalists in Serbia, stressing that free, responsible and professional reporting is one of the basic values of every democratic society. The freedom of media expression must not be endangered, because it is highly important for all citizens and therefore the…

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Statement on the occasion of International Labor Day

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic says that International Labor Day, beside congratulations, is an opportunity to outline the problems related to achieving of this right, because a dignified living from one’s own work and respect of workers’ rights are the main postulates of the equality principle in employment relations, but also the task…

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Statement because of graffiti at the Hungarian Embassy

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic strongly condemns the appearance of insulting graffiti against members of Hungarian national community, written on the wall of Hungarian Embassy in Belgrade. She reminds that such acts are impermissible, conflicting with our laws and behavior standards and harmful for the whole society. Commissioner Jankovic says that such occurrences…

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Commissioner filed criminal charges because of spreading of racial and other discrimination

After the complaint because of unsigned leaflets which were titled “Who teaches our students while the best ones are being expelled?” targeting four professors from the History Department at the Faculty of Philosophy, with their initials and photos, Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic filed a criminal charge against unknown perpetrator for spreading of…

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Statement on the occasion of International Roma Day

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic congratulates 8 April, International Roma Day, to all Roma citizens of Serbia and evaluates that the members of this national community are still discriminated, excluded, marginalized and facing various violations and restriction of their rights in all segments of social life, despite the progress which is evidently not…

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Commissioner sent a recommendation to CC of Vojvodina to provide equal treatment of patients with HIV

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic condemns the marking of HIV status at the table at the patient’s bed in a manner which is against the regulations, with red marker and in capital letters, at departments of endocrinology and gastroenterology in the Clinical Center of Vojvodina. In this regard, Commissioner sent a recommendation to…

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