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European Parliament internal note: Transgender Persons’ Rights in the EU Member States

European Parliament services have released an internal note, detailing transgender people’s rights in the EU Member States. The note, already downloadable here (PDF), will soon be available to the public on the Parliament’s website along with similar internal studies.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on July 9th, 2010
Freedom of Movement

Parliament urges Commission and Member States to guarantee freedom of movement LGBTI families

Today, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on protection and non-discrimination with regard to minorities in the EU Member States. The resolution contains strong wording on the free movement of LGBTI families. In the resolution, the European Parliament urges … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 7th, 2018
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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Earlier this month, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 23rd, 2016
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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Tuesday, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. The European … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 12th, 2015
European Parliament

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

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 on March 17th, 2015
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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
FRA Being Trans in the EU report

EU report reveals alarming reality trans people

Tuesday, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) presented the largest comparative study on the experiences of trans people in all 28 EU Member States. The FRA calls the results “alarming”, but highlights that legal frameworks and good policies have a positive … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 11th, 2014
European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg ruling: divorce requirement for legal gender recognition ‘no violation of Human Rights’

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the divorce requirement for people who wish to change their legal gender and are married, is not a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Strasbourg based Court … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 17th, 2014
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Denmark becomes Europe’s leading country on legal gender recognition

Yesterday, the Danish Parliament voted a new regulation which will make it easier for transgender persons to see their preferred gender officially recognised. By adopting this law, Denmark has become the first European country to delete the ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 12th, 2014
European Commission

European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people

Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on justice, freedom and security in Europe. The resolution contains strong wording on the free movement of all families. In its report on the mid-term review of the Stockholm Programme, the European Parliament … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 3rd, 2014
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