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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.
The Council of Europe standards and mechanisms seek to promote and ensure respect for the human rights of every individual. These include equal rights and dignity of all human beings, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons.
Seminar “National Action Plans as effective tools for the promotion and protection of human rights of LGBT people”, Bratislava, 3 December 2015
The seminar was organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic, and with the participation of the European Governmental LGBT Focal Points Network, and took place in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 3 December 2015.
The seminar was targeted at national LGBT or human rights focal points and/or other relevant authorities from Council of Europe member States which have developed, are planning to develop and/or are interested in processes related to the preparation and implementation of national LGBT action plans and strategies.