Constitution of the Republic of Serbia (30 September 2006)

The constitution of the Republic of Serbia has a protection of Human and minority Rights and
freedoms as well as a prohibition of discrimination along section two, articles 21, 22 and 23. 
Article 21:”Everyone shall have the right to equal legal protection, without discrimination.“

Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination in the Republic of Serbia

Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No 22/2009
Article 1: “This Law shall regulate the general prohibition of discrimination, the forms
and cases of discrimination, as well as the methods of protection against discrimination.”

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PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND/OR STATE’S CAPACITY TO PROTECT

Serbia’s Novi Sad Holds First Gay-Pride Rally

Article website
Date: May 17, 2019 11:46 GMT 
Extract from the article “The event, organized by the local nongovernmental group Exit with the support of City Hall, was held on Republic Square on May 17, which marks the official International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.”

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Report on transgender rights in Serbia
Article Website
Date: July 2021
Authors: Winston Luhur, Ivana Krstic, Ari Shaw  
Extract from the article: “This report analyzes data collected in the 2017 Global Attitudes Toward Transgender People survey to examine public opinion of transgender rights and status in Serbia.”

Article on the LGBTI history in Serbia

Full article website
Author: Bojana Barlovac  
Date: September 25, 2014 
Extract from the article: “A summary of the key events leading up to this year’s Pride Parade, showing
the development of lesbian and gay history in terms of social, political and legislative change.”

UCL SCHOOL OF SLAVONIC AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES (SSEES)

Serbia overview website link
Extract from the article:”The Penal Code was amended in 2012 to introduce hate as a crime.
Serbia remains socially conservative towards LGBTQ community.”

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

ERA

LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey
Website link
Str. Majke Jevrosime 42/31
Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +38 1 11 3227480
Email: office@lgbti-era.org

XY Spectrum

Organization for sex and gender variant persons
Website link
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +38 1 60 613 0669
Email: office@xyspectrum.org

Geten

Center for LGBTIQA People’s Rights
Website link
Tel: +38 1 65 205 97 25
Email: geten.rs@gmail.com

Da se zna!

Is an organisation that offers support to LGBTTIQA community by advocating for
adequate reply and solutions from the state institutions.
Contact the organisation: Website link

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

Website link
Belgrade, Serbia
Email: info@gsa.org.rs

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN SPECIALISTS

YUCOM

Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights
Website link
Extract from the website: “The Lawyers’ Committee For Human Rights (YUCOM) was founded in
1997 as an expert, voluntary, non-governmental organization whose members are legal experts
engaged in promoting and advocating for the rule of law and compliance with human rights, raising public awareness, conceiving, establishing and leading civic initiatives, providing legal assistance to victims of human rights violations, as well as developing co-operation with national and international organisations involved in human rights’ protection and promotion.”
Phone: + 38 1 11 33-444-25; 33-44-235
Email: office@yucom.org.rs

Last update: 30 march 2022