Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Brankica Jankovic, opened a two-day seminar for the National Councils of National Minorities dedicated to the recognition and protection against discrimination.

Recalling that members of 23 national minorities live in Serbia, the Commissioner emphasized that the National Councils are important partners of the Commissioner’s institution, especially when it comes to improving the position of members of national minorities and protection against discrimination based on nationality and ethnic origin.

The seminar presented the legal framework for protection against discrimination, the role of the institution of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, as well as the possibilities that National Councils have in this regard. Along with Commissioner Jankovic, the lecturers at the seminar are Dejan Kostic, Assistant Director of the Human Resources Management Service, prof. Ivana Krstic PhD from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade and prof. Violeta Beširević PhD from the Faculty of Law, Union University. The seminar is held within the project “Strengthening local anti-discrimination capacities and institutional capacities of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality” supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway.

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