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Urgent need to address intersex human rights violations, says European Parliament

On 14 February 2019, the European Parliament adopted its first-ever resolution dedicated to intersex human rights. “Intersex people are exposed to multiple instances of violence and discrimination in the European Union and these human rights violations remain widely unknown to … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on February 14th, 2019
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European Parliament calls for action against harmful treatment trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 15th, 2017

European Parliament calls for further protection LGBTI people at work

In a report on the implementation of the EU’s Employment Equality Directive, the European parliament has called for further measures to improve the protection of LGBTI people at the work floor, and beyond. The Directive, which was adopted in 2001, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 19th, 2016
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New report on legal situation LGBTI people in the EU

This Monday, the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released an updated EU-wide legal analysis: ‘Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis’ The report presents legal evolutions in … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 16th, 2015
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Parliament demands EU action on LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU. Defying an attempt by the EPP group to adopt an alternative report which would have deleted nearly all content on LGBTI rights and other relevant human … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 9th, 2015
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Fundamental rights intersex people not respected, EU and Council of Europe reports find

Yesterday, the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency launched a focus paper on the fundamental rights situation of intersex* people. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights also published a research paper on human rights and  intersex people. Both papers share … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 13th, 2015
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Malta adopts ground-breaking gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics law

Yesterday, Maltese parliamentarians wrote history by adopting the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC). The law is a major step forward for trans and intersex persons in Malta, and shows the way forward for Europe. The law … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 2nd, 2015
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Summary: Trans and intersex people – Challenges for EU law

On Wednesday 26 September the LGBT Intergroup hosted the seminar Trans and intersex people: Challenges for EU law. The event was attended by Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and Council, the EEAS, and civil society. The panel of … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on September 28th, 2012
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Seminar: Trans and intersex people – Challenges for EU law

Following the publication of a new report on trans and intersex people under EU law, the LGBT Intergroup will host a seminar to present the report and discuss its findings with the authors, MEPs, institutions and civil society.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on September 3rd, 2012
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Intergroup welcomes new Commission report on trans and intersex discrimination

The European Commission has just published a new report, ‘Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression‘. With it, the European Commission looks into the situation of trans and intersex people for … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 11th, 2012