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ILGA-Europe is seriously concerned with the current developments and the state of human rights of LGBTI people in Lithuania.
ILGA-Europe is deeply disappointed by the result of the referendum of 1st December in Croatia which approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman.
Croatia: say yes to human rights for all and reject constitutional amendment on marriage!
Hrvatska: recite „da“ ljudskim pravima za sve i odbacite ustavnu promjenu definicije braka!
ECHR: Austria violated human rights in refusing to delete convictions under discriminatory age of consent laws from criminal records
On 7 November 2013, the European Court of Human Rights has found that Austria discriminated against four gay men when it refused to delete from their criminal record convictions under its discriminatory age of consent law.
EU Court of Justice: LGBTI people are eligible group for claiming asylum in EU and they cannot be requested to conceal their sexual orientation
On 7 November 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a judgment in the case X, Y, Z v Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel related to claiming asylum in the EU on the basis of fear for persecution because of individuals’ sexual orientation in countries where homosexuality is criminalised.
In a judgment in the joint cases of Vallianatos and Mylonas v. Greece and C.S. and others v. Greece delivered today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Greece had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by excluding same-sex couples from a “civil union”, restricted in Greece to heterosexual couples.
At a crossroad between legal progress and increasing social hostility: European LGBTI movement gathers for its largest annual conference in Zagreb.
On 20 October, the first LGBTI Pride March took place in Podgorica. The Pride March was supported by the Montenegrin government and the Montenegrin police provided adequate protection to the participants from numerous and violent protesters by escorting the marchers to military base outside the city after the event.
ILGA-Europe welcomes European Commission’s strong emphasis on LGBTI issues in accession progress reports
ILGA-Europe’s statement regarding the European Commission’s 2013 Enlargement Strategy.
On 11 October 2013, the Moldovan Parliament abolished a law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’.
On 24-26 October 2013, ILGA-Europe holds its 17th Annual Conference in Dublin. The theme of the conference is “Family matters! Reaching out to hearts and minds.”
ILGA-Europe and OII Europe Statement on the adoption of a historical intersex resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
ILGA-Europe strongly condemns the decision of the Serbian authorities to ban Belgrade Pride March, which was scheduled to take place on 28 September, for the 3rd year in a row.
ILGA-Europe statement on the occassion of the “Celebrate Bisexuality Day”.
Today, ILGA-Europe applauds the European Parliament for adopting two amended resolutions with the aim of simplifying the legal procedures regarding property regimes for bi-national married couples and registered partners. The resolutions ensure that all bi-national couples are treated equally irrespective of their sexual orientation.