LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament

ILGA-Europe welcomes the adoption of a groundbreaking EU asylum directive covering both sexual orientation and gender identity

Today the European Parliament adopted a revised version of the asylum directive on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection and the content of the protection granted.

European Parliament introduces sexual orientation and gender identity in revised EU directive on asylum

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a report which contains a number of measures strengthening the applications from individuals claiming asylum in the European Union due to persecutions because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.