Tuesday, 10 September 2019

22nd Sitting of the Committee on Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality

At the sitting held on 10 September, the members of the Committee on Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality reviewed the Commissioner for Protection of Equality 2018 Regular Annual Report.


The Report was presented by the Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic. In 2018 the Commissioner handled 1407 cases, which is more than last year. One of the reasons for it is an increased number of complaints against the Law on Financial Support for Families with Children and civil society organisations complaining that buildings and/or services are inaccessible to persons with disabilities. Complaints of disability discrimination top the list this year, followed by age discrimination, while one in ten complaints was of gender discrimination.

Following the detailed presentation, the Committee members discussed the Commissioner for Protection of Equality 2018 Regular Annual Report and drafted a Conclusion Proposal to be forwarded to the National Assembly for consideration.

The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairperson Jasmina Karanac and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Marjana Maras, Natasa St. Jovanovic, Milena Turk, Vesna Ivkovic, Milanka Jevtovic Vukojicic, Olivera Ognjanovic, Elvira Kovacs, Ljiljana Malusic and Borka Grubor.


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