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Parliament human rights report addresses LGBTI criminalisation, trans rights and same-sex unions

European Parliament

Last week, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report takes account of the situation of human rights, including of LGBTI people, and makes recommendations accordingly. The report contains strong language on the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 2 weeks ago
European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg Court: sterilisation requirement for gender reassignment surgery is a violation of privacy

Tuesday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the requirement of permanent infertility to undergo gender reassignment surgery is a violation of the right to privacy, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 12th, 2015
(Potential) accession states in the Western Balkans

European Parliament reviews progress on LGBTI rights Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

Today the European Parliament adopted four of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. In its report on Montenegro, the Parliament … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 11th, 2015
Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg

Plenary summary: violence LGBTI people Iraq, Syria; EU Fundamental Rights mechanism

During its first February Plenary session, the European Parliament adopted a report calling for an LGBT non-discrimination clause in a future agreement with ACP states; it called on the EU and Member States to step up efforts to counter anti-LGBTI … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on February 13th, 2015
ACP-EU

European Parliament: Include LGBT non-discrimination clause in future agreement with African, Caribbean & Pacific States

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a report in which it calls for inclusion of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in a future agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. According to the EP, sanctions … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 12th, 2015

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