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.

France: Court rejects lesbian couple joint parent recognition human rights challenge

Lesbian mothers of two children, born through medically assisted reproduction, who wanted to be legally recognised as jointly-responsible parents, have lost their human rights battle against France.

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.

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks concerned by third consecutive Istanbul Pride ban

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concern at the third consecutive ban on the annual Pride march in Istanbul.