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Moldovan parliament considering ‘anti-propaganda’ bill

Last month, the Culture and Education Committee of the Moldovan Parliament approved a bill that seeks to ban ‘homosexual propaganda’, similar to the Russian anti-propaganda law of 2013. The bill would impose fines for spreading “homosexual propaganda” to minors “through … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 7th, 2016
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Central Asia: European Parliament concerned about state of LGBTI rights

In a report adopted last week on the EU’s relationship with Central Asia, the European Parliament has made a strong call to respect democracy, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of LGBTI people, in the region. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 19th, 2016
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Parliament urges Member States to speak out for LGBTI Rights at UN Human Rights Council

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament has expressed its concern regarding “discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.” The adopted text is a recommendation from … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 21st, 2016
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Open letter to Lithuanian Parliament: Reject bill targeting LGBTI people

The Parliament of Lithuania will vote tomorrow on a bill that seeks to introduce fines for any public denigration of “constitutional family values.” According to the proposal, actions as carrying out public speeches, demonstrating goods, posters, slogans and audio-visual materials, … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 11th, 2015
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MEPs condemn attacks against Kyrgyz LGBTI activists

Last Sunday, LGBTI activist in Kyrgyzstan were attacked on a celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). A large group of aggressive men threatened and insulted the activists. One of the participants was injured. When taken … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 21st, 2015
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EU leaders demand answers from Kyrgyz President over anti-LGBTI, anti-NGO bills

During an official visit by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev last week, EU leaders  have sought reassurances over pending bills seeking to limit the rights of LGBTI people and civil society in general. Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-LGBTI ‘propaganda’ bill, which would outlaw any … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 1st, 2015
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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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European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament calls on Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill which would censor information on LGBTI issues. The draft law would punish the dissemination of information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.” … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 15th, 2015
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MEPs ask Commission for action as situation LGBT people in Russia worsens

Yesterday, six Members of the European Parliament asked the Commission in a written question how it will keep pressure on Russia to respect the rights of LGBT persons and other minorities. The question comes shortly after a court in St. Petersburg … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 25th, 2014
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Kyrgyz ‘anti-propaganda’ bill on verge of becoming law

Last week, the Kyrgyz Parliament’s Human Rights Committee approved the anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ bill. The decision brings the bill closer to a parliamentary vote, which might already take place this week or next. Closely resembling similar existing laws in Russia, the bill seeks to outlaw … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 25th, 2014