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).

Jagland: Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” is “completely wrong”

Writing on Facebook, in response to a question from the Austrian MEP Ulrike Lunacek, during his first ever ‘Live Townhall!,’ the Secretary General confirmed that the Russian authorities should respect the European Convention on Human Rights.

Video: Human rights of intersex people

In this video, Eleni Tsetsekou, head of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity unit, discusses her meeting with advocates of the campaign for intersex people’s rights.

Italy : Court backs legal recognition for same-sex couples

Human rights judges today awarded €44,000 to six gay men and ruled that Italy should introduce possibility of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

Nils Muižnieks: Europe disregards human rights of intersex people

“European countries have been slow in recognising and upholding the human rights of intersex people and the gender diversity they represent.,” writes the Commissioner for Human Rights.