Research of the office of trustee for equality protection shows that great majority of representatives of public authorities don’t understand and don’t recognize discrimination.
More than a fifth of representatives of public authorities in Serbia don’t know that every form of discrimination is forbidden by law, and there’s great percentage who tolerate such behavior, it’s result of this research. Research that was presented today in Belgrade Media center shows that one third of representatives of public authorities thinks that hate speech is not against law.
“Representatives of public authorities believe that amongst their colleagues there are prejudices towards LGBT persons, those suffering from HIV, Roma and children with disabilities in development. Even 40 percent believes that majority of their colleagues would agree with statement that homosexuality is disease”, said Petrusic.