LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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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

That is the potentially life-changing situation being considered by the Court of the Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today.

20 November 2017

The fact that events organised by LGBTI organisations are being targeted in this way is very unnerving.

20 November 2017

German policymakers now have two options and must legislate before the end of 2018.

9 November 2017
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We the participants of the ILGA-Europe 2017 Annual Conference express our concerns regarding the situation of LGBTI people in Poland. 

8 November 2017

On 26 July, Evdokiya Romanova, a Samara activist for civil rights, was summoned to the police under an administrative offense - "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations using the Internet" among minors.

26 October 2017

Media accreditation period has now closed.

19 October 2017

Public statements issued by international instiutions and organisations

17 October 2017

Today, the Council of Europe has adopted a resolution on the human rights of intersex people. 

12 October 2017

Today's vote on the PACE resolution on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan” 

11 October 2017

The Greek parliament has voted to approve legislation on legal gender recognition in a plenary vote today (10 October 2017).

10 October 2017

The countries involved in the study were Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and the UK.

9 October 2017

ILGA-Europe have received reports of attacks targeting the 2017 Equality Festival in Zaporizhia. 

9 October 2017

Alarming stories have been emerging from Azerbaijan over the past two weeks.

3 October 2017

ILGA-Europe are extremely concerned by news of human rights abuses emerging from Azerbaijan.

27 September 2017