Statements

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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Statement

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic strongly condemns the statement of Director of Tourist Organization Novi Becej Sasa Dujin, that “the best way to learn Hungarian language is to sleep with Hungarian woman”. Such statement, which was aired live on TV, is humiliating and derogating for women and in addition, qualifies the women of…

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Statement on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day

On the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day, the Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic emphasizes that persons with autism are often exposed to discrimination and disabled to achieve basic human rights, which leads them to the social exclusion. She stresses that children with autism and their parents are in particularly difficult position,…

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Commissioner appeals to authorities to respect the rights of Roma citizens in Makis

Representatives of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality visited Roma families who are living in a container accommodation in Makis, after A11 Initiative for Economic and Social Rights have informed us that they had findings about the intention of the Secretariat for Social Protection of the City of Belgrade to compulsory evict Roma families who…

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Recommendation on combatting discrimination and hate speech

European Network of Equality Bodies EQUINET, whose full member is Commissioner for Protection of Equality, presents today Recommendation on Combatting Discrimination and Hate Speech that relates to the behavior of politicians and the media, both in election campaigns and in public life in general. Recommendations are presented at the event “Combatting against Racism and Discrimination”…

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Regular Annual Report Submitted to the National Parliament of Serbia

Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic submitted the Regular Annual Report for 2018 on situation in the area of protection of discrimination to the National Parliament of Serbia . Last year, the greatest number of complaints was submitted because of discrimination on ground of disability – more than one quarter of total number. In…

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Statement About the Peer Violence in Backa Topola

Regarding the media reports about 13-year old boy from Backa Topola who has suffered peer violence for years and problems which his entire family encounter (a single mother with three children, including one with Down syndrome), Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic appeals to all relevant institutions, from Ministries to local self-government, to immediately…

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Announcement on the Occasion of World Social Justice Day

On the occasion of marking of February 20, the World Social Justice Day, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic says that achieving a higher level of social justice is inextricably linked to the improvement of the economic status of the population. Beside the recent announcement by the Government of Serbia that the…

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