Nils Muižnieks warns against Europe’s LGBTI backlash

A backlash against lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people is taking place across Europe, as their visibility increases, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Podcast: The rights of intersex people

In this podcast, Benjamin Moron-Puech sets out his view of the rights of intersex people.

Thorbjørn Jagland: “Member states have an obligation to protect LGBTI people”

“Discrimination and violence against LGBTI people is the worst kind of populism,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today, ahead of 17 May International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks criticises Istanbul ban on Pride march

“Freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly are fundamental rights protected under the European Convention on Human Rights, and are enjoyed by everyone, including by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons,” writes the Commssioner for Human Rights on his Facebook page.

Video: Intersex children and medical sex assignment – Whose right to choose?

This video, focussing on the impact of medical sex assignment on intersex children, features interviews with Kitty Anderson, Chairperson of Intersex Iceland / Secretary of the Board, OII Europe and Mika Venhola, a Finnish paediatric surgeon.