The Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, gave a lecture to students of the School of Human Rights, where she presented the role and competencies of the institution of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality. Young students had the opportunity to find out what are the most common forms of discrimination are, how to recognize it in time, as well as which groups are most often at risk of discrimination
Participants of the School of Human Rights talked to the Commissioner about what the implementation of the Commissioner’s competencies looks like in practice, and they were interested in the extent to which young people in Serbia are discriminated against. Janković pointed out that in practice, it happens that people perceive various forms of unfair treatment as discrimination, but that it is not legally so, because such behavior is not based on personal characteristics. That is why it is important to internalize tolerance and respect for diversity, because it is the first step towards building a society in which all of its members are equal.
The lecture was held as part of the three-day School of Human Rights, which was organized in Ečka by prof. Dr. Zoran Pavlović, Provincial Protector of Citizens – Ombudsman.