Brankica Janković, the Commisioner for the Protection of Equality attended the awards ceremony for judges who completed a one-year training program “Train the trainer in anti-discrimination” organized by the Judicial Academy and Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, with the support of the OSCE Mission in Serbia.
After the final test, eight judges of higher courts from all four appeals territories: Beograd, Kragujevac, Novi Sad and Niš, earned their certificates.
Training program covered all topics included in antidiscriminatory regulations, highlighting the discrimination in areas such as labor and employment, as well as gender, religion and disability based discrimination. In the course of the training, judges also dealt with process aspects and problems of judicial practice in Serbia, with special focus on cases of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality.
Apart from training, program included study visit to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
With their work and commitment, judges have confirmed that we do have a strong foothold in the Serbian judiciary when it comes to combatting discrimination and strengthening equality and that they see the issues of human rights as a priority item on their professional agenda, said Commissioner Janković, adding that Judicial Academy and OSCE Mission in Serbia have once again proven to be very good partners in building a tolerant society without discrimination.
Lecturers in this education progam also included: assistant to the Commissioner Kosana Beker, prof. Dr Ivana Krstić and prof. Dr Tanasije Marinković from the Belgrade Faculty of Law, prof. Dr Nevena Petrušić from the Faculty of Law in Niš, judge Lidija Đukić, Igor Milovanov from Judicial Academy and doc. Dr Tamara Maksić from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.