LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey

22 Jul

New Criminal Code in Kosovo strengthens protections for LGBTI persons

The new Criminal Code of Kosovo, published in the Official Gazette on 14 January 2019 and entered into force on 14 April 2019 comes with stronger protections for LGBTI citizens.

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Case Study - Serbia 2018

1. Background

25 Jun

What does 2019 EU Enlargement Package say on LGBTI rights?

Each year the European Commission adopts its "Enlargement package" - a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement.

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Intersex - Towards building an intersectional platform

This is a research produced by Geten: "Intersex - towards building an intersectional platform", which was completed with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Serbia during 2018 and 2019.

15 Mar

Serbian Prime Minister has done nothing to protect herself from discrimination

Author: Jovanka Todorović, Gayten LGBT

Belgrade, 14 March 2019 - News that the two women became mothers of a boy, polarized the general public in Serbia. What are the questions being open in time with this joyful news? 

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The Effect of EU Integration Process on Human Rights of LGBT People in Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro

In December of 2014 at the Conference The Effect of EU Integration Process on Human Rights of LGBT People, which was organised in Banja Luka, LGBT activists from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro have discussed the advancement of human rights of LGBT people in the context of EU integration process. This process has a great influence on all the countries of the region.

The LGBT Community in Turkey: Discrimination, Violence, and the Struggle for Equality

This Article analyzes the social and legal traditions that hinder Turkey’s movement towards equality and respect for human rights and suggests reforms necessary to protect all Turkish citizens, including members of the LGBT community.
These include:
(1) revision of Article 10 of the Constitution to provide express protections based on the categories of sexual orientation and gender identity;
(2) revision of the Penal Code to include sanctions for hate crimes and “honor killings”;

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