In a very welcome update from Bosnia and Herzegovina, ILGA-Europe have learned that LGBTI people are to be better protected thanks to updates to anti-discrimination legislation.
Last October came my turning point. After years of reporting on Eastern European LGBTI issues, I felt I was fighting an uphill battle.
Today, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Hungary’s two-month-long detention of an Iranian gay man applying for asylum is a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to grant one partner in a same-sex couple a residence permit violated their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, particularly Article 14, prohibition of discrimination, taken with Article 8, respect for family life.
The European Court of Human Rights has stated that Italy’s refusal to grant one partner in a same-sex couple a residence permit violated their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. Today (30 June 2016) the Strasbourg court held that to deny same-sex couples residence permits on ‘family grounds’ was discrimination.
Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality.
A set of conclusions on LGBTI equality adopted by European social affairs ministers yesterday (16 June 2016) have been received with very mixed emotions by ILGA-Europe.
Yesterday, the European Parliament approved a regulation on acceptance of public documents for EU citizens living in another EU country.
Last month, the Culture and Education Committee of the Moldovan Parliament approved a bill that seeks to ban ‘homosexual propaganda’, similar to the Russian anti-propaganda law of 2013.
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia ( IDAHOT ) is the moment for Europe’s political leaders to honestly assess their progress on improving the lives of LGBTI people over the past twelve months.