Yesterday, Maltese parliamentarians wrote history by adopting the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC). The law is a major step forward for trans and intersex persons in Malta, and shows the way forward for Europe.
Strasbourg Court: sterilisation requirement for gender reassignment surgery is a violation of privacy
Tuesday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the requirement of permanent infertility to undergo gender reassignment surgery is a violation of the right to privacy, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Tuesday, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) presented the largest comparative study on the experiences of trans people in all 28 EU Member States. The FRA calls the results "alarming", but highlights that legal frameworks and good policies have a positive impact on trans people's lives.
A transgender woman has revealed in a TV documentary series, how she underwent a sex change, which she performed on herself.
Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the divorce requirement for people who wish to change their legal gender and are married, is not a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. European Court of Human RightsThe Strasbourg based Court analysed the case of Finnish national Ms Hämäläinen, who was born male and married to a woman. After undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 1996, she wished to bring her official documents in line with her new gender.
European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender, said Amnesty International in a report published today. It details how transgender people are forced to undergo invasive surgery, sterilization, hormone therapy, psychiatric testing before they can change their legal status.
Members of the European Parliament are worried Greek police have started to systematically harass transgender women in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Members of the European Parliament have reacted to recent developments in national laws affecting transgender people.