Rights to freedom of association, privacy and freedom from discrimination

(Application no. 48301/08), November 2013

Find Court’s decision here. (Inadmissibility)

  • This present case arises from the requirement by the authorities that ACCEPT Association (“ACCEPT”) provide details of its new members (inter alia name, profession, and home address) for publication in the special register of associations and foundations. ACCEPT’s objective is to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in Romania.
  • ILGA-Europe and partners submitted the following:
    • Members of the LGBTI community, and particularly LGBTI human rights defenders, may be at risk of hate motivated violence and other forms of discrimination in Council of Europe member states, and therefore have sound reasons for wishing to protect their privacy.
    • International and comparative precedents protect the rights to freedom of association, privacy and freedom from discrimination of members of human rights organisations.
  • The Court delivered inadmissibility decision on 24 May 2016.

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