Tag Archive | Council of Europe

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

Russia discriminated against gay people by banning their rallies, the European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday, Tuesday, eight years after a judgment on the issue that led to no change. The court ruled in 2010 that a Moscow ban on gay pride marches violated the right to freedom of assembly, to an effective remedy, […]

The Council of Europe – first resolution on rights of intersex people

The Council of Europe – first resolution on rights of intersex people

Yesterday (12th October) the Council of Europe adopted a resolution on the human rights of intersex people. This is the first intersex-specific resolution of its kind from a European intergovernmental institution.  At yesterday’s plenary sitting of the CoE’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), 33 members voted in favour of the resolution, that was based on a detailed report by […]

ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

The European Union’s journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention continued this week in Strasbourg. The report on the EU conclusion of the Istanbul Convention was approved by a large majority, with 489 MEPs voting in favour. The report calls on the European Commission and the Council to: draw up a holistic strategy to […]

Slovakia: Council of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights Urges Slovakia To Improve LGBTI Rights

Slovakia: Council of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights Urges Slovakia To Improve LGBTI Rights

In a section of a recent report on human rights, compiled by the Council of Europe Commissioner For Human Rights, the rights of LGBTI persons in Slovakia have been examined. The Commissioner has urged Slovakia to improve LGBTI rights, and bring them in line with human rights in other categories. “Slovakia has to step up […]

Become A Youth Activist In The ‘No Hate Speech’ Movement

Become A Youth Activist In The ‘No Hate Speech’ Movement

Become a youth activist in the No Hate Speech Movement – An event for young people aged 16-25 Deadline for applications is June 11th When: Saturday June 21st and Wednesday June 25th Where: Dublin City This event is a 2 day programme – all day each day (applicants must commit to attending both days) (Event funded by the European Youth […]