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Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and incidents in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and incidents in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Data collected from March to November 2013

Author(s): Vladana Vasić
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sociology, Criminology
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: homophobia; transphobia; hate crimes; BiH; LGBT;
Summary/Abstract: This report is the product of the hate crime monitoring and documentation work of Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC) in the period March 1st to October 31st 2013, during which we documented 18 cases of hate crime, 5 cases of discrimination on the basis of identity and over 20 cases of hate speech on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender. At the beginning of the hate crime monitoring we established an online reporting system, for both victims and witnesses of hate crimes, which was advertised through our website lgbt-prava.ba, an online BH LGBT portal. The data entered through the site was collected in Google Docs forms modelled after the questionnaires that were adapted specifically for this project. Along with this online form, we continued using established forms of hate crime reporting – our legal counselling e-mail pravnosavjetovanje@soc.ba and the phone number of the organisation.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-9958-536-16-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9958-536-16-8
  • Page Count: 37
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English