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General view of MEPs in Plenary Chamber

European Parliament calls for coherence EU’s internal & external human rights policy

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 starts off by stating that … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 21st, 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
#EP2014 Act React Impact

#EP2014: Why does this election matter for LGBTI rights?

Starting today, the 8th direct election to the European Parliament will determine the EU’s action over the next five years, including in the field of fundamental rights for LGBTI people. In the period 2014-2019, the European Parliament will play a … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 22nd, 2014
10 years of LGBT rights

Summary: 2009-2019, 10 years of LGBT rights: Successes, Failures, Challenges

On 5 March, the LGBT Intergroup held a seminar “10 years of LGBT rights: Successes, failures, challenges.” Under the chairing of Ulrike Lunacek, Co-President of the LGBT Intergroup, civil society representatives, MEPs and the EEAS discussed both concrete achievements of the last five years, and issues to be tackled after the 2014 elections.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 14th, 2014
Catherine ASHTON at the Foreign Affairs Council

Plenary summary: SRHR, Human rights in the Sahel, speech by the EU High Representative

During its October 2013 plenary session, the European Parliament regrettably sent back a report on sexual and reproductive health and rights, yet adopted a report on human rights in the Sahel region, including LGBT rights. Furthermore, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton held a speech emphasising the EU’s efforts to further LGBTI rights in its foreign policy.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on October 24th, 2013
Catherine ASHTON at the Foreign Affairs Council

EU foreign affairs ministers adopt ground-breaking global LGBTI policy

Today the EU’s 27 foreign affairs ministers adopted a ground-breaking global policy. The¬†LGBTI Guidelines instruct EU diplomats around the globe to defend the human rights of LGBTI people.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 24th, 2013