Tag Archive | European Court of Human Rights

NI: ‘Gay cake’ dispute referred to top European Court

NI: ‘Gay cake’ dispute referred to top European Court

The case involving a Northern Irish bakery, which refused to make a cake with a pro-gay message for a customer, has been referred to the European Court of Human Rights. Ashers Baking Co. in Belfast was found guilty of discrimination in 2015, for refusing to make a cake for Gareth Lee, iced with the words […]

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, […]

In LGBT+ victory, Russian teen wins ‘gay propaganda’ case

In LGBT+ victory, Russian teen wins ‘gay propaganda’ case

In an unexpected victory for gay rights, the first minor to be charged in Russia for promoting homosexuality won a court appeal on Friday, in defence of his right to post photos on social media of men embracing. Maxim Neverov was fined 50,000 rubles ($760) in August after a commission on juvenile affairs found him […]

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

A human rights court ruling, against France, has been hailed by transgender activists as a milestone, in their bid to stop forced sterilisation in Europe. In its 6 March judgement of the complaint, A.P., Garçon and Nicot v. France (application nos. 79885/12, 52471/13 and 52596/13), Strasbourg judges declared that the requirement to undergo sterilisation, or […]

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 […]

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Stephen Donnan ponders the recent ECHR ruling that Italy is in violation of human rights by not having a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in the case of Oliari vs Italy that the Italian Government has violated the human rights of same-sex couples, by not providing a […]

France: Mayors Told They Must Perform Gay Marriage

France: Mayors Told They Must Perform Gay Marriage

A group of mayors, who contested France’s new gay marriage laws on the grounds that they should have been allowed to opt out due to reasons of freedom of conscience, have been told by the highest court that they must officiate at gay marriage ceremonies. The court ruled that they cannot refuse to perform these […]