Serbia: Jagland offers support to Belgrade Pride 2015

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has given his backing to this year’s Pride Parade in Belgrade, a rallying event for Serbia’s lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

In a letter to the organisers and participants, Jagland declares: “The message of the Pride Parade is simple and universal – everyone has the right to express their identity peacefully, free from violence or discrimionation.

“I hope that, as last year, the Serbian authorities will ensure full compliance with both the letter of the European Convention on Human Rights, to which Serbia is a High Contracting Party and the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.”

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