LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Media Release

ILGA-Europe’s 10th Annual Review shows that as a result of the unprecedented events of 2020, LGBTI people and communities in Europe have been pushed to the brink

After an extraordinary year, Europe has been awoken to the acute fragility of the human rights situation for LGBTI people across the region, says ILGA-Europe.

European Court must rule in favour of a child at risk of statelessness and her family’s freedom of movement in the EU, say leading LGBTI rights organisations

On February 9, the Court of Justice of the European Union must clarify that if you are a parent in one EU country, you are a parent in every EU country.

LGBTI rights groups welcome judgement finding Romania in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights because of a lack of proper legal framework for legal gender recognition

Romania has been found to be in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights because its authorities present transgender people with an impossible dilemma.

Turkey: 19 LGBTI Pride marchers must be acquitted in forthcoming trial

Protests after METU Pride 2019. Credit: ODTÜ LGBTİ+ Dayanışması

Turkey must uphold its domestic and international commitments, and dismiss all charges against 19 human rights defenders, prosecuted for their participation in a peaceful Pride march at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara in May 2019, says Europe’s largest LGBTI rights umbrella organisation, ILGA-Europe.

“Poland is violating the fundamental rights of EU citizens and blatantly disregarding EU treaties and standards,” says LGBTI organisation ILGA-Europe as a legal complaint is submitted to the European Commission

The European Commission and member states are duty bound to hold Poland accountable to EU Treaties.

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