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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The Good Practice Guide on Values Based Campaigning is directed at policy makers, political leaders, human rights defenders and LGBTI activists who wish to collaboratively develop and implement campaigns to promote the legal recognition of same-sex partnerships. The guide provides an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of what values based campaigns are and how values can be used to frame a discussion, a debate or a campaign.

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The CDDH has launched the review process of the implementation of the CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. In 2018, following the decision of the CDDH, the SOGI Unit, in coordination with the Network of European Governmental LGBTI Focal Point and in consultation with civil society, has drafted a questionnaire on existing measures and examples of good practices related to the implementation of the Recommendation. (more...)

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