LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament

European Parliament introduces sexual orientation and gender identity in revised EU directive on asylum

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a report which contains a number of measures strengthening the applications from individuals claiming asylum in the European Union due to persecutions because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Erratum

In our media release of 22 November 2006 “Europarliament excludes sexual orientation from equality statement for its secretariat” we relayed information conveyed to us by insiders in the Bureau, given to us in good faith and that was, to the best of our knowledge, factually correct.

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