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Group: POLITICAL SYSTEM
Issue: LAW ON PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, Nos. 33/06 of 17 April 2006 and 13/16 of 19 February 2016
Section: Part One
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  • Scope of the Law
    • Article 1

      This Law shall regulate the general regime of prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of disability, special cases of discrimination against persons with disabilities, procedure of protection of persons exposed to discrimination and measures taken with a view to promoting equality and social inclusion of the persons with disabilities.

  • Principles of the Law
    • Article 2

      This Law shall be based on the principles of:

      1. prohibition of discrimination against persons with disabilities;

      2. respect for human rights and dignity of the persons with disabilities;

      3. inclusion of persons with disabilities in all spheres of social life on an equal basis;

      4. inclusion of persons with disabilities in all processes in which decisions are made on their rights and obligations;

      5. equal rights and obligations.

  • Definitions of Terms
    • Article 3

      In this Law:

      1. the expression "persons with disabilities" shall designate persons with a congenital or acquired physical, sensory, intellectual or emotional disabilities who are, due to social or other impediments, unable or have restricted opportunities to engage in social activities at an equal level with others, irrespective of whether they are capable of realising the abovementioned activities with the use of some technical aids or support services;

      2. the expressions "discrimination" and "discriminatory treatment" shall designate each differentiating or unequal treatment, i.e. omission (exclusion, restricting or giving priority) relating to persons or groups, as well as to their family members, or persons close to them, in an open or covert manner, on the grounds of disability or reasons related with it;

      3. the expression "public authority" shall designate a public authority, an authority of the territorial autonomy, authority of the local self-government, organisation entrusted with conducting public powers, as well as a legal entity that is founded or financed in its entirety, i.e. in a predominant part, by the Republic, territorial autonomy or a local self-government.