Russia: Court ruling on ‘LGBT’ human rights dispute

A refusal by Russia’s authorities to register three gay rights organisations was declared “unjustified and discriminatory,” under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Court: Russia’s LGBT rally bans require “systemic measures’ to stop human rights violations

According to today’s court decision, systemic measures required to address issues of free assembly and discrimination as evidenced in ban on LGBT rallies.

Dunja Mijatović: European states must put human rights at the centre of their migration policies

“European states’ current approach to the arrivals of refugees and migrants has transformed a manageable issue into an extremely divisive topic, in particular within EU member states,” says the Commissioner for Human Rights.

France: Court set for judgement in PACS couple’s lesbian parent paternity leave complaint

The case concerns the fact that it was impossible for a lesbian woman (Ms Lucas) to obtain paternity leave following the birth of her partner’s child. Ms Hallier and Ms Lucas have lived together as a couple for many years and have entered into a civil partnership (PACS).

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.