LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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ILGA-Europe’s third party interventions before the European Court of Human Rights: Celebrating 20 years of our first submission

20 years ago today, on 15 June 2000, ILGA-Europe submitted its first third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Frette v France. To mark this anniversary, we reflect on how this intervention effectively marked the beginning of ILGA-Europe’s litigation work. 

ILGA-Europe welcomes judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) saying that a homophobic statement on an Italian radio show constituted discrimination in employment.

The CJEU held that statements made by a lawyer during a radio programme, saying he would never recruit a “homosexual” or wish to use the services of such persons, fall within the material scope of EU Directive 2000/78 (‘the anti-discrimination directive’).

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