Serbia: UN rights office urges protection of gay rights after pride parade is cancelled

The United Nations human rights office today urged Serbian authorities to ensure the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community can exercise their rights to freedom of expression and association, following the Government’s decision to cancel the pride parade in Belgrade last weekend for the third year in a row.

Praising advances in Serbia, UN official urges political will to solidify human rights gains

Visiting Serbia at “an important and transformative moment” in its history, the United Nations human rights chief today urged a steadfast focus on fundamental rights as she hailed a succession of political advances that augur well for the country itself and for the future of the wider region.