Serbian authorities must fully protect and respect the rights of trans people

Joint statement from ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe (TGEU).

ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe have been informed that the Serbian Parliament is about to reform the law on Registry Books, and through this change, to oblige by law trans people who would like to change their legal gender to go through gender affirming surgeries.

Any obstacle to legal gender recognition makes trans people’s daily life a nightmare.

We call on the Serbian Government and on Members of the Parliament to either remove or reject this law and to work, together with the trans community, on a draft law that would fully protect and respect the fundamental rights of trans people.

(More information on existing LGBTI equality law and policy in Serbia is available at our Rainbow Europe website.)