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ILGA-Europe is very concerned that the Council of Europe has allowed itself to be used as a platform for an attack on LGBT rights by Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia.

8 October 2007

A European Youth Forum (YFJ) seminar on ‘Multiple Discrimination as it affects young people’ is being held in Brussels from 20-22 September.

20 September 2007

On 25-28 October 2007, ILGA-Europe holds its 11th Annual Conferencein the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

17 September 2007

Today the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg delivered its judgment in the case of L. v. Lithuania.

11 September 2007

Today Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer Damaso, of the ECJ in Luxembourg, delivered his opinion in a landmark case before the court which is favourable to same-sex partners.

6 September 2007

The objective of the Truck Tour 2007 is to raise awareness and disseminate information about the “For Diversity. Against Discrimination” campaign, as well as the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.

21 July 2007

For the 3rd time, the world marks International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO).

17 May 2007

On the occasion of the International Day of Families, 15 May 2007, four social NGOs are reminding the EU that any definition of families should reflect the diversity of families which exist in European societies.

11 May 2007

Today the ECHR delivered its decision in the case of Bączkowski and Others v. Poland in which LGBT activists from Poland successfully challenged a ban on LGBT Pride march in Warsaw in 2005.

3 May 2007

On 11 April 2007, the LIBE Committee of the EP discussed a Polish minister's suggestion to restrict LGBT people’s entitlement to employment in schools and other education institutions.

27 April 2007

Today ILGA-Europe launches a campaign on freedom of assembly and expression for LGBT people in Europe.

27 April 2007

On 25 April 2007, members of the European Parliament debated, and today adopted a new resolution on homophobia in Europe.

27 April 2007

On 11 April 2007, the municipal authorities of the Moldovan capital of Chisinau banned public event planned by LGBT community for 27 April as part of the 6th Moldovan LGBT Pride festival.

13 April 2007

The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity were released today by a group of 29 international human rights experts.

26 March 2007

On 25 March 2007 the European Union’s leaders will mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome by signing the Berlin Declaration.

23 March 2007

On 25 March 2007 the European Union’s leaders will mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome by signing the Berlin Declaration.

23 March 2007

Today the world is highlighting the issues of racial discrimination and xenophobia.

21 March 2007

Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights violations in Nigeria and amongst other things called on Nigeria not to adopt the bill currently being debated.

16 March 2007

Today people around the world mark International Women’s Day. While Europe has made huge progress towards gender equality, women are still being discriminated against and disadvantaged in many areas of life.

8 March 2007

Today at the EP, ILGA-Europe in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights, launched a Shadow Directive on Equal Treatment.

7 March 2007