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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.

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6th European Transgender Council 

Bologna (Italy), 2 -5 June 2016

Council of Europe will attend the 6th European Transgender Council in Bologna. The European Transgender Council will discuss achievements of and challenges to the human rights of transgender persons in Europe.

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