The EU Delegation to B&H/Special Representative to the EU, in cooperation with the Foundation Heinrich Böll Office in B&H, Sarajevo Open Center, Sarajevo Open Center and Foundation Cure organized yesterday in the Police Academy FMUP in Sarajevo a meeting where they spoke about the promotion of human rights of LGBT people and the role of police agencies in this area.
The participants included representatives of EU institutions and B&H agencies, and they presented the current and future activities of the project ‘Coming Out: advocacy and promotion of the rights of LGBT people’, which is financed by the EU and implemented by Foundation Heinrich Böll together with partner organizations Sarajevo Open Center and Foundation Cure.
In her address, member of the European Parliament Tanja Fajon said that she is satisfied with the fact that B&H police agencies are engaged in combating discrimination, including the protection of human rights of minorities and LGBT people.
She said that every person has the right to choose, and this project is the chance for open dialogue, protection of minorities and promoting tolerance.
Head of the Political Section of the EU Delegation to B&H Thomas Busch said that the EU is serious about the fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The B&H Minister for Human Rights and Refugees Damir Ljubić and the Deputy Minister of Security of B&H Mladen Ćavar pointed out the importance of the efforts that are being made in the protection of human rights of minorities, who recalled that in B&H there is an appropriate legal framework that ensures respect for human rights and which includes a Law on Gender Equality and the Anti-Discrimination Law.