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More effective measures needed to reduce discrimination against people with disabilities

Centre for Development of Civil Society (CDCS) warns that a case of discrimination in Doljevac, when the restaurant banned serving a person with disabilities because of her disability, requires more powerful, socially significant, and above all effective measures by public authorities. Otherwise, discrimination against people with disabilities will continue to the same extent and intensity.

It must be borne in mind that the situation of people with disabilities is even worse than the worst, and that, according to the estimate of the competent authorities expressed yesterday, they are among the most vulnerable citizens in the Republic of Serbia.

CDCS believes that it is very good that the public broadcaster (Radio Television of Serbia) informed the public about this issue on 24 July 2013. This represents fulfillment of one of the important tasks of public broadcaster.

CDCS supports the Network of the Committees for Human Rights in Serbia CHRIS, which on this occasion filed a complaint. CDCS strongly welcomes timely reaction of the court of competent jurisdiction, which scheduled a hearing for this violation of the Law on prohibition of discrimination that should be condemned. >>>