LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Annual Review 2019

The eighth edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred between January-December 2018. 

From the foreword of Evelyne Paradis, ILGA-Europe Executive Director:

The lived reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Europe and Central Asia is complex, diverse, multi-faceted. In a world where attention-grabbing headlines and short social media feeds too often gloss over this complexity, the work of documenting the political, legal and social developments – both positive and negative – which affect the lives of LGBTI people becomes essential. This 2019 edition of the Annual Review perfectly captures the multiple layers of the “state of play” for LGBTI people in Europe and Central Asia at the moment.

We invite you – whether you are a government official, an activist, a journalist or anyone concerned with equality – to make time to delve into the richness of this report, from which emerges a full picture of what has been accomplished and what remains to be done. We do hope that this Annual Review will inform many conversations, especially between civil society and political actors, and will contribute to political decision-making which puts the needs of people at its core.


Read the full report

 


Country reviews

Albania

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Albania covering the period of January to December 2018

Andorra

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Andorra covering the period of January to December 2018

Armenia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Armenia covering the period of January to December 2018

Austria

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Austria covering the period of January to December 2018

Azerbaijan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Azerbaijan covering the period of January to December 2018

Belarus

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Belarus covering the period of January to December 2018

Belgium

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Belgium covering the period of January to December 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Bosnia and Herzegovina covering the period of January to December 2018

Bulgaria

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Bulgaria covering the period of January to December 2018

Croatia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Croatia covering the period of January to December 2018

Cyprus

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Cyprus covering the period of January to December 2018

Czech Republic

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Czech Republic covering the period of January to December 2018

Denmark

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Denmark covering the period of January to December 2018

Estonia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Estonia covering the period of January to December 2018

Finland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Finland covering the period of January to December 2018

France

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in France covering the period of January to December 2018

Georgia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Georgia covering the period of January to December 2018

Germany

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Germany covering the period of January to December 2018

Greece

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Greece covering the period of January to December 2018

Hungary

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Hungary covering the period of January to December 2018

Iceland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Iceland covering the period of January to December 2018

Ireland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Ireland covering the period of January to December 2018

Italy

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Italy covering the period of January to December 2018

Kosovo*

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Kosovocovering the period of January to December 2018

Kyrgyzstan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Kyrgyzstan covering the period of January to December 2018

Latvia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Latvia covering the period of January to December 2018

Liechtenstein

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Liechtenstein covering the period of January to December 2018

Lithuania

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Lithuania covering the period of January to December 2018

Luxembourg

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Luxembourg covering the period of January to December 2018

Malta

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Malta covering the period of January to December 2018

Moldova

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Moldova covering the period of January to December 2018

Monaco

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Monaco covering the period of January to December 2018

Montenegro

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Montenegro covering the period of January to December 2018

Netherlands

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in the Netherlands covering the period of January to December 2018

North Macedonia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in North Macedonia covering the period of January to December 2018

Norway

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Norway covering the period of January to December 2018

Poland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Poland covering the period of January to December 2018

Portugal

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Portugal covering the period of January to December 2018

Romania

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Romania covering the period of January to December 2018

Russia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Russia covering the period of January to December 2018

San Marino

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in San Marino covering the period of January to December 2018

Serbia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Serbia covering the period of January to December 2018

Slovakia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Slovakia covering the period of January to December 2018

Slovenia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Slovenia covering the period of January to December 2018

Spain

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Spain covering the period of January to December 2018

Sweden

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Sweden covering the period of January to December 2018

Switzerland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Switzerland covering the period of January to December 2018

Tajikistan 

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Tajikistan covering the period of January to December 2018

Turkey

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Turkey covering the period of January to December 2018

Ukraine

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Ukraine covering the period of January to December 2018

United Kingdom

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in United Kingdom covering the period of January to December 2018


Institutional reviews

United Nations

Annual Review of United Nations covering the period of January to December 2018

Council of Europe

Annual Review of Council of Europe covering the period of January to December 2018​

European Union

Annual Review of European Union covering the period of January to December 2018​

Organization for Security and Cooperation and in Europe

Annual Review of Organization for Security and Cooperation and in Europe covering the period of January to December 2018​