LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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On 21 March 2018, the Swedish Parliament took a historic decision that trans people who were forcibly sterilised (between 1972 and 2013) should be paid compensation.

22 March 2018

On 7 March 2018, a committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples.

8 March 2018

Our Executive Director Evelyne Paradis shared her thoughts after the High Level Group's discussions:

1 March 2018

122 MPs voted in favour of the legislation.

This is just one of the provisions contained in the new Maternity Act designed to improve legal protection for children in rainbow families.

28 February 2018

The ban on public events organised by LGBTI groups has been upheld by Ankara’s 4th and 13th Administrative Courts.

23 February 2018

A judge at Budapest District Court has ruled that same-sex couples who have married outside Hungary have the right to their union being recognised as a registered partnership in Hungary.

9 February 2018

ILGA-Europe regret that the European Court of Human Rights has today [Thursday 8 February] made an inadmissibility decision on medically ass

8 February 2018

ILGA-Europe have welcomed a non-binding resolution adopted by the European Parliament today which urges the European Commission and members states to fully implement the Free Movement Directive.

7 February 2018

Miranda Pagava – an activist with Equality Movement and a trans woman – was attacked in Tbilisi on 28 January

4 February 2018

The European Court of Human Rights has been the source of many powerful judgments that protect the rights of LGBTI people. Its 47 judges are at the very core of that work.

2 February 2018

Right now, from 1 and 2 of February, the closing conference of the Health4LGBTI project is taking place in Brussels.

1 February 2018

Deadline for applications: 5 February 2018, 18:00 CET.

25 January 2018

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22 January 2018

This report is a big step forward for many reasons.

18 January 2018

Same-sex spouses are included in the definition of ‘spouse’, for the purposes of freedom of residence

11 January 2018

This judgment reaffirmed that Council of Europe member states have an obligation to safeguard the family life of same-sex couples.

14 December 2017

On 14 and 15 December, EU heads of state are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy. 

13 December 2017

The 14 judges of the Constitutional Court ruled that marriage should be open to same-sex couples and also that different-sex couples should have the option of availing of registered partnerships.

5 December 2017