LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Latest news

Read the latest news from ILGA-Europe here.

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

On the 1st March 2007, the new European Fundamental Rights Agency will start its work.

27 February 2007

Tomorrow in Berlin over 450 delegates from across Europe, including a delegation of ILGA-Europe, to launch the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All at the first ever European Equality summit.

29 January 2007

On 1 January 2007, Germany will take over the Presidency of the European Union for a period of six months.

19 December 2006

On 14 December 2006, Judge Elizabeth Dunne of the Irish High Court ruled that same-sex marriage registered in Canada cannot be recognised in Ireland because of the current marriage definition in the Irish Constitution.

15 December 2006

The FRA is due to start its work in January 2007.

6 December 2006

In our media release of 22 November 2006 “Europarliament excludes sexual orientation from equality statement for its secretariat” we relayed information conveyed to us by insiders in the Bureau, given to us in good faith and that was, to the best of our knowledge, factually correct.

24 November 2006