European Parliament Hearing: LGBTI Rights in the World

Monday, 20 June 2011

On Thursday 30 June, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights will hold a hearing on LGBTI Rights in the World. Speakers will include LGBTI human rights defenders from the Philippines, Argentina and Rwanda, as well as Members of the European Parliament and high-level EU civil servants.

Poster - DROI Hearing - LGBTI rights in the worldIn its current mandate, the European Parliament has increasingly concerned itself with continuous violations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people’s human rights in the world. The Council’s Working Party on Human Rights also adopted a Toolkit to encourage the decriminalisation of homosexuality, combat discrimination, and assist LGBT human rights defenders in third countries.

This hearing will allow Members of the European Parliament, human rights defenders, NGOs and EU civil servants to discuss the state of LGBTI people’s human rights in the world; what the EU already does to promote universal human rights and decriminalise homosexuality worldwide; and how to best work together in the coming years.

Are you in or around Brussels on 30 June? If so, you are welcome to attend. People requiring a badge to access the European Parliament should register online by Monday 27 June 12:00 at the latest.

The hearing will also be broadcast live. A link will be published nearer the date of the event.

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