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The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing “retrograde” anti-gay legislation. The Muslim-majority sultanate has drawn global condemnation from the United Nations, governments, and a host of celebrities, for introducing the latest stage of Sharia laws on April 3. It began rolling out the Islamic criminal laws in 2014. The resolution adopted by […]
19 EU member states have signed a common paper prepared by the Maltese government, calling for continued efforts within the EU to ensure full protection of LGBTI rights. The paper called on the next European Commission to ensure strong follow-up of the current EC LGBTI list of actions, and adopt a coherent EU LGBTI strategy. […]
(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]
A Romanian man who mounted a legal challenge over his country’s refusal to give his American husband residency said on Wednesday the battle was not over, despite a landmark ruling in his favour from the European Union’s top court. Adrian Coman said he was relieved by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on Tuesday […]
Hungarian immigration officials should not have put a Nigerian asylum seeker through psychological tests, to determine whether he was telling the truth that he was gay, the EU’s top court ruled yesterday (Thursday 25 January). Effectively barring the use of sexual orientation testing as an invasion of “the most intimate aspects” of life, the Court […]
European Union countries should accord a same-sex spouse the right to live and work there even if they do not allow gay marriage, a senior adviser to the top EU court said yesterday, Thursday 11 January. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will still need to rule on the case – brought by a man […]
Researchers, experts, and activists in LGBTI health, conducted a state-of-the-art review, and 12 focus groups, in six EU Member States, for an EU-funded pilot project, Health4LGBTI. The aim was to better understand the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people and the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups.
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 […]
ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.
In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.