Security as a prerequisite of freedom - (not)efficiency of criminal law protection

Mršević, Zorica (2017) Security as a prerequisite of freedom - (not)efficiency of criminal law protection. In: Zbоrnik rаdоvа : Меđunаrоdnа nаučnа kоnfеrеnciја "Slоbоdа, bеzbеdnоst: prаvо nа privаtnоst", [16. i 17. novembra 2017, Novi Sad]. Pоkrајinski zаštitnik grаđаnа - оmbudsmаn : Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, Novi Sad ; Beograd, pp. 201-217. ISBN 978-86-89417-04-3 (PZG); 978-86-80756-07-3 (IKSI)

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The paper presents an analysis of recent cases of publicly and privately committed homophobic and transphobic violence against LGBT people in Serbia, resulting in essential limitation of personal security, and consequently, reduced freedom and basic rights of the members of this population. Physical violence against persons of non-traditional sexual orientation and non-binary gender identity, as well as hate speech in public discourse, and on the other hand, the impunity of those who committed these acts are the main reasons why a large number of LGBT people live in fear for personal safety, significantly reduced movements, communications, educations and professional aspirations, while conducting a "double" life, and fearing of further victimization, does not report hate crimes cases. Although the Criminal Code contains Article 54a stipulating hate speech and hate crime as aggravating circumstances, to date there has been no one sentenced with a call to that provision.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal safety, reduced freedom, hate motivated crime, hate speech, impunity of perpetrators, nobody sentenced, ličnа bеzbеdnоst, smаnjеnа slоbоdа, zlоčin čiјi је mоtiv mržnjа, gоvоr mržnjе, nеkаžnjаvаnjе pоčinilаcа, nikо niје оsuđеn.
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2022 07:29
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2022 07:29

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