LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Strategic litigation

Find resources on strategic litigation here.


Much useful information on litigation, including, particularly, Manuals for Lawyers on the European Convention on Human Rights

Press for Change

Their website contains much valuable information about trans issues and about the campaigns for change in the UK.

The International Commission of Jurists

See especially:

Council of Europe site for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals

This site provides materials and tools for education on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Has some useful basic training tools, and more advanced materials.

European Commission on sexual orientation law - ECSOL

Network of lawyers working on sexual orientation issues. Has news, information on current cases, and links to useful documents.

Press service of the European Court of Human Rights

In a bid to make its case law more accessible, the European Court of Human Rights is publishing fact sheets on case law associated with a number of topics, including "homosexual rights", " homosexuality: criminal aspects", and “transsexuals’ rights”. However, you should be aware that, for the non-expert, these fact sheets can be confusing because they include quite a number of negative judgments which have now been overruled by the Court, but without making this clear.
Find the fact sheets produced by the Press Service here.


Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination: The case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union

Prepared by Robert Wintemute,Professor of Human Rights Law, King's College London,United Kingdom

Updated 1 August 2017.

Fact sheet - strategic litigation

Find out what strategic litigation is, and what you can do as an organisation or group.

Compilation of judgments relevant to sexual orientation from the European Court of Human Rights, July 2010

Produced by Interights. Updated January 2011

Compilation of jurisprudence on transgender rights, March 2010

Produced by Interights. Updated January 2011.

Handbook on European non-discrimination law

By European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and European Court of Human Rights - Council of Europe, 2010

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