The Finnish national LGBTI human rights organisation Seta awarded the EU Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights Viviane Reding along with the whole Commission with Seta´s annual anti-award called the "Rat of Honour".
Romania decriminalised homosexuality in 2001. Today it is witnessing a backlash against LGBTQ rights, supported by U.S Christian conservatives.
A bill designed to restrict freedom of expression and freedom of assembly has made an unwelcome reappearance on Lithuania’s parliamentary agenda. ILGA-Europe was shocked to learn that an amendment to the country’s administrative code which punishes ‘public denigration of constitutional moral values’ will be voted on this Thursday (12 November 2015).
On 14 October 2009, the European Commission published its 2009 Progress Reports on the countries which applied for the EU membership – Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.
Today the European Parliament gave its binding consent for easier EU visa rules for Ukrainian citizens. Members of the European Parliament had expressed serious concern about two homophobic draft laws, insisting the EU shouldn’t turn a blind eye to human rights abuses.
Sexual orientation and gender identity have been included as protected grounds in the anti-discrimination section of Ukraine’s revised Labour Code.
Fifty people rallied outside the London headquarters of the Commonwealth, two days before the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta.
Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a report in which it calls for inclusion of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in a future agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states.
MEPs Sophie in ‘t Veld and Marietje Schaake have expressed their deep concerns over the worsening situation of the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan.
Norway holds back 50 million kroner (4.9 million £). in aid to Uganda because of the country's new law that punishes homosexuality with life imprisonment.