No. 117/2015 Transgender-Europe and ILGA-Europe v. Czech Republic

The complaint registered on 30 March 2015, relates to Article 11 (the right to protection of health), alone or in conjunction with the non-discrimination principle stated in the Preamble of the 1961 Charter. The complainant organisations, Transgender Europe and ILGA-Europe, allege that, in the Czech Republic, the legal requirement of sterilization imposed on trans people wishing to change their personal documents so that they reflect their gender identity, is in breach of the above mentioned provisions of the 1961 Charter.

Case Document no. 1, Complaint registered on 30 March 2015

Case Document no. 2, Observations by the Government on admissibility

Case Document no. 3, Observations by ADF International

 Case Document no. 4, Submissions of the Government on the merits

 Case Document no. 5, Response from the complainant organisations to the Government's submissions

 Case Document no. 6, Additional information from Transgender Europe

The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 9 September 2015.

 Decision on admissibility of Complaint No.117/2015

 Decision on the merits of Complaint No.117/2015

 Resolution CM/ResChS(2018)9 of 24 October 2018 

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