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European Parliament gravely concerned over situation LGBTI people in Crimea

Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea and the severe restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly. The resolution starts out by strongly condemning “the unprecedented levels of human … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 9th, 2016
Ukrainian Parliament / Verkhovna Rada

MEPs welcome Ukraine’s new LGBT anti-discrimination clause

Today, the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), voted to include provisions in the Labour Code which outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace. Other grounds, such as race, ethnicity, ability, social or foreign origin, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 12th, 2015
Kiev Pride

Successful Kiev Pride despite far right attacks

For the second time since 2013, the march for equality took place in Kiev. Over 2000 police officers protected around 300 participants against far right counter demonstrators.  The march was attended by the Swedish ambassador and Members of Parliament, and found … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 9th, 2015
Hemicycle EP

Plenary summary: Criminalisation LGBT people Egypt, Nigeria; Anti-discrimination law Ukraine

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from voting Jean-Claude Juncker in as the new Commission President, the European Parliament adopted resolutions mentioning the rights of LGBT persons in Nigeria and Egypt and a resolution calling for proper … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 18th, 2014
Ukraine and Russia - ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map

Situation for LGBT people worsens in Russia, Crimea and Ukraine

The Crimean crisis has led to increased tensions for LGBT individuals in Ukraine, the territory of Crimea, and Russia. Russia and the territory of Crimea Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are now subject to the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2014
Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

Summary: “Anti-propaganda laws”, the new criminalisation of homosexuality

Last week the LGBT Intergroup met to discuss the worrying trend of “anti-propaganda laws” in Eastern Europe, mainly Russia and Ukraine. Several experts and policy-makers took the floor.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 11th, 2013
IGM 7.12 Poster

Upcoming Intergroup event: “Anti-propaganda laws”, the new criminalisation of homosexuality

Next week the LGBT Intergroup will host a seminar on new laws criminalising the discussion of LGBT rights in Eastern European countries, such as Russia and Ukraine. Since 2006, Eastern Europe has seen an increase in legislative attempts to limit … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on May 29th, 2013
Claude Moraes and Sophie in 't Veld MEPs

LGBT rights in Ukraine closely scrutinised as European Parliament consents to easier visa rules

Today the European Parliament gave its binding consent to easier visa rules for Ukrainian citizens. Members of the European Parliament had expressed serious concern about two homophobic draft laws, insisting the EU shouldn’t turn a blind eye to human rights abuses.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 18th, 2013
Ukraine and Russia - ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map

European Parliament calls on Russia and Ukraine to shelve censorship laws

In two resolutions adopted today, the European Parliament has called once more on Russia and Ukraine to abandon new censorship plans. These draft laws would punish the positive portrayal of LGBT people with both fines and prison sentences.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 13th, 2012
Commissioner Štefan Füle

European Commission: Ukraine’s anti-gay law obstacle to visa-free travel

The European Commission has now said that Ukraine’s proposed anti-gay law would jeopardise prospects of visa liberalisation with the European Union.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 7th, 2012