Transgender rights in prison

(Application No. 10684/13), 31 March 2013 

Find Court’s communication here in French.

Find Court’s decision here. (Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies)

  • The applicant, a trans prisoner, complained of the Turkish authorities’ failure to discharge their positive obligation under Article 8 (right to private life), by refusing to cover the costs of his gender reassignment.
  • In their submission ILGA-Europe, together with TGEU, Kaos Gay Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) and Counseling Center for Transgender People (T-Der) provided information on trans issues generally, focusing on the problems of trans people in prison, and bringing out the experience in other countries of the provision of trans specific healthcare in prison. 

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