Human Rights : Human Rights
How Europe Works For LGBTI Rights
The transition from an authoritarian political environment and closed market economy to all that the European Union (EU) stands for has been a long process that started two decades ago in Serbia, after the victory of the Democratic opposition. Following the EU – Western Balkans summit in Thessaloniki in 2003, the accession of Serbia to the EU became an inevitable and irreversible process.
Hybrid Protests Against a Hybrid Regime
Serbia has a long tradition of anti-government and anti-systemic protests. The 1990s, marked by the authoritarian rule of Slobodan Milošević, wars, the dissolution of Yugoslavia, international sanctions and general impoverishment, witnessed a great number of opposition rallies as a reaction to these deteriorating circumstances and the regime’s undemocratic practices.
How Europe Works for LGBT* Rights
Social discrimination against sexual minorities is still widespread in many European countries. However, today - unlike in earlier times - it is internationally addressed and denounced.Sexual and gender self-determination is a human right.