LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Strategic litigation

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ILGA-Europe, TGEU and Transvanilla welcome landmark judgement from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recognising the right of refugees to legal gender recognition

Courtroom European Court of Human Rights

In the judgement Rana v. Hungary delivered today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Hungary had breached its obligation to protect the right to private life under Article 8 of the Convention by rejecting the application of an Iranian transgender refugee to have his name and sex marker changed officially.

ILGA-Europe’s third party interventions before the European Court of Human Rights: Celebrating 20 years of our first submission

20 years ago today, on 15 June 2000, ILGA-Europe submitted its first third party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Frette v France. To mark this anniversary, we reflect on how this intervention effectively marked the beginning of ILGA-Europe’s litigation work. 

ILGA-Europe welcomes judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) saying that a homophobic statement on an Italian radio show constituted discrimination in employment.

The CJEU held that statements made by a lawyer during a radio programme, saying he would never recruit a “homosexual” or wish to use the services of such persons, fall within the material scope of EU Directive 2000/78 (‘the anti-discrimination directive’).

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