EU in BiH marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The EU Delegation and EUSR in Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with Heads of Missions of EU Member States, marked today the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

“It is a timely opportunity to remind Governments of their obligation to promote the universality of human rights and ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation enjoys these rights without discrimination,” High Representative of the Union Federica Mogherini emphasised in her declaration on this occasion.

Protecting any person from discrimination requires the application of the principles of protection of human dignity, non-discrimination and privacy to all individuals, including LGBTI persons.

The EU aims to promote and protect all human rights of LGBTI persons on the basis of existing international legal standards in this area, mainly those set by the United Nations. In June 2016, the EU Council adopted for the first time conclusions on LGBTI equality responding to the Commission’s List of Actions on this issue.

The EU will continue working with all partners to advance the human rights of all people regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.