European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights: Gestational surrogacy

Request for an advisory opinion under Protocol No. 16 to the Convention On 16 October 2018 the Court received a request for an advisory opinion on the question of surrogacy from the French Court of Cassation. The Panel of the Grand Chamber having accepted the request on 3 December 2018, a Grand Chamber was constituted in order to consider it.

Russia Violated Basic Rights With LGBT Rally Bans, European Court Rules

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Russia violated several basic rights by barring rallies planned by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in 2009-2014.

Europe: It’s time to end discrimination against rainbow families

Declaring it “crucial and urgent” that European States overcome the discrimination experienced by both adults and children in rainbow families, PACE has called for the elimination of all unjustified differences in treatment in the field of private and family life based on grounds of sexual orientation.

Russia: Legislation in Russia banning the promotion of homosexuality breaches freedom of expression and is discriminatory

The case concerned a complaint brought by three gay rights activists about legislation in Russia banning the promotion of homosexuality, also known as the “gay propaganda law”.