A Russian man who said he was tortured during a crackdown on LGBT+ people in Chechnya has appealed to Europe’s top rights court, claiming his case was not properly investigated by Russian authorities, his lawyers said on Friday.
A human rights court ruling, backing a Macedonian transgender man’s battle to change his gender on his birth certificate, is being watched closely in nearby Kosovo.
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.
The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia’s continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.
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.
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.
"By adopting such laws the Court found that the authorities had reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia," the European Court of Human Rights said.
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”.
Russia's "gay propaganda" law is discriminatory and encourages homophobia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.