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BBC: Anti-discrimination plans put on ice

This weekend the BBC's weekly politics programme 'The Record: Europe' has a feature on a new EU anti-discrimination directive and the European Commission's plans not to include sexual orientation in the Directive.The programme features interviews with the representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and ILGA-Europe.


Commissioner Hammarberg calls for more protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Today the ALDE political group at the European Parliament organised a conference on LGBT rights. Thomas Hammarberg, an active defenders of human rights for LGBT people, delivered yet another powerful supportive video message.


ILGA-Europe is stepping up its campaign to ensure that the ground of sexual orientation is included in new EU anti-discrimination directive

“Mr Barroso, be a man of words and deliver on your promise: put an end to hierarchy of anti-discrimination protections in EU!”


European Court of Justice: denying same-sex partners pension rights is unjustifiable direct discrimination

Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg delivered its judgement in a landmark case on pension rights for registered same-sex partners (case of Tadao Maruko v. Versorgungswerk der deutschen Bühnen).


Training on how to prevent and to respond to hate crimes

On 31 May 31- 2 June 2008 the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will organise a training for civil society representatives on how to prevent and to respond to hate crimes in Warsaw, Poland.

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