Human rights judges have backed a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group banned from holding a street demonstration in Moldova.
Following its decision today, the European Court of Human Rights awarded € 860 (pecuniary damage), €7,250 (non-pecuniary damage) and €2,900 (costs and expenses) to the applicant, Genderdoc-M, which brought the case against the Moldovan authorities following the May 2005 ban.
It complained in particular that the ban had been unlawful, that there had been no effective procedure allowing them to obtain a final decision prior to the date of the planned demonstration and that it had been discriminated against because it promoted the interests of the gay community in Moldova.
They relied in particular on Articles 11 (freedom of assembly or association), 13 (right to an effective remedy) and 14 (prohibition of discrimination).
The court’s judges ruled that there had been a violation of Article 11, a violation of Article 13 in conjunction with Article 11 and a violation of Article 14 in conjunction with Article 11.
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