Belgrade: 27 May 2011 – 30 May 2011
A three-day international academic conference focused on the challenges and perspectives of people of the Balkans related to human rights on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Human rights in the Balkan countries are not fully enjoyed, in part because they run counter to the legal, social and religious traditions of those countries. Individual rights and freedom of choice, including sexual and reproductive rights, are compromised or even negated.
States, as the responsible bodies for protecting human rights, have not adequately fulfilled their obligations to civil society and to the general population within their boundaries. The full acknowledgement of human rights and the protection of the sexual freedom of all residents, including the LGBT population, should be organized along the lines of the contemporary standards of international and European human rights.
- Dr. iur. Jovan Kojičić, Conference Chair