Today, in a landmark judgement strongly welcomed by TGEU and ILGA-Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a woman in Russia who was denied access to her children because of her gender identity and transition.
European Court of Human Rights
The Court found a violation of Article 8 (right to private and family life) and 11 (freedom of association and assembly) together with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination).
Romania has been found to be in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights because its authorities present transgender people with an impossible dilemma.
A judgement issued today by the European Court of Human Rights finds that the response of Croatian authorities to a hate crime against a lesbian woman was “particularly destructive of fundamental human rights”.
Yesterday, in the case of B. and C. v Switzerland, for the first time the European Court of Human Rights found that deportation of the applicant, a gay man, would give rise to a violation of Article 3.
Hungary had breached its obligation to protect the right to private life.
In a majority of cases with ILGA-Europe’s involvement, there has been a positive outcome.
The Court’s judgment was informed by a third party intervention submitted jointly by EHRAC, ILGA-Europe and ICJ on 29 July 2016.
The European Court of Human Rights has been the source of many powerful judgments that protect the rights of LGBTI people. Its 47 judges are at the very core of that work.