Thorbjørn Jagland discusses advance of LGBT rights with ILGA-Europe

Strasbourg , 

Secretary General held a constructive exchange with Nigel Warner and Evelyne Paradis from ILGA-Europe - a non-governmental umbrella organisation which represents organisations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, at the European level. Thorbjorn Jagland and ILGA discussed the follow-up to be given to the innovative and ground-breaking Recommendation recently adopted by the Committee of Ministers on measures to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity - the first legal instrument worldwide to tackling this phenomenon. The Secretary General assured that he was personally committed to this important issue and reiterated that it is time for the nations of Europe to do away with prejudices affecting LGBT people.

Recommendation on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity

Resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

ILGA-Europe website