Republika Srbije je 2009. godine usvojila Zakon o zabrani diskriminacije (ZZD), koji uz druge važne delove anidiskriminacionog zakonodavnog okvira i krovnu ustavnu zaštitu ravnopravnosti, uspostavlja gotovo sveobuhvatan sistem zaštite od diskriminacije. Uprkos tome, očigledna neravnopravnost i diskriminacija opstaju u svim de-lovima života u Srbiji. Ova studija je urađena nešto pred desetogodišnjicu od usvajanja ZZD i u njoj su utvrđeni brojni nedostaci u primeni domaćeg antidis-kriminacionog zakonskog okvira.
Building upon desk-based research of existing sources and extensive field research, including focus groups, community consultation meetings and 57 one-to-one interviews, the study evaluates the effectiveness of the current legal and policy framework on equality in Serbia.
The Equal Rights Trust, the Association of Citizens Praxis (Praxis), and Sandžak Committee for the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms (Sandzak Committee) call for applications from lawyers in Serbia who wish to participate in strategic litigation on the rights to equality and non-discrimination.
Extract from the report: The purpose of the research on access to socio-economic rights for Roma women, conducted by Praxis, is to provide information on Roma women’s access to the rights to health, education, employment, social assistance and information on housing conditions. The research also deals with gender perspective, examining the situation of women compared to men in the same community. It was conducted in ten municipalities in southern Serbia: Aleksinac, Prokuplje, Bojnik, Bor, Kuršumlija, Lebane, Leskovac, Bela Palanka, Kruševac and Knjaževac in the period February-August 2015.
Our work in Serbia focused on the implementation of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, passed in 2009. We supported lawyers and activists to bring cases under the law and to press for amendments to other laws and policies to prevent discrimination.
Our work included:
This is a case summary of the European Court of Human Rights decision in Milanovic v Serbia (Application no. 44614/07).
This document outlines decisions on anti-discrimination cases in Serbia.
We are grateful to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for preparing this document on a pro bono basis. Their contribution is extremely relevant to disseminating information on equality and anti-discrimination laws.