In the judgement Rana v. Hungary delivered today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Hungary had breached its obligation to protect the right to private life under Article 8 of the Convention by rejecting the application of an Iranian transgender refugee to have his name and sex marker changed officially.
European Court of Human Rights
The Court’s judgment was informed by a third party intervention submitted jointly by EHRAC, ILGA-Europe and ICJ on 29 July 2016.
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.
This judgment reaffirmed that Council of Europe member states have an obligation to safeguard the family life of same-sex couples.
A case involving a woman seeking asylum based on her sexual orientation has been struck out by the European Court of Human Rights.
Taddeucci and McCall v Italy
An investigation by Romanian police into an attack on two Bucharest Pride participants in the aftermath of the 2006 march was ineffective, according to the European Court of Human Rights.