Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI Persons - Training in Catalonia

25 November 2022 Catalonia

From the 28th to the 30th November 2022 and on the 12th December, the Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity together with the European LGBT Police Association (EGPA) and the Department of Interior of the Government of Catalonia is organising a capacity building training on...

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27 October, Dublin

European Roundtable: combating SOGIESC-based hate crime across Europe

20 October 2022 Strasbourg

In the framework of Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of Europe, the Irish Ministry for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Council of Europe SOGI Unit, with the support of the United Kingdom Government Equalities Office, are...

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Progress in legal gender recognition in Europe is slow, further progress is needed on civil, and human rights aspects

New Report on Legal Gender Recognition in Europe

7 July 2022 Strasbourg

A new Council of Europe report reviews the progress achieved in European countries in guaranteeing full legal gender recognition (LGR) in all areas of life. The report acknowledges advances in legislation, practices and public attitudes, but progress is slow and additional steps are needed, inter...

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State of LGBTI+ Rights in Europe in 2022

The EFPN's IDAHOT+ Forum returns on 12-13 May 2022 in Limassol, Cyprus

27 April 2022 Limassol, Cyprus

The European Governmental LGBTI Focal Points Network’s (EFPN) IDAHOT+ Forum finally returns this year with a live event on 12 May 2022 in the city of Limassol, Cyprus. This long-awaited reunion is co-hosted by the Republic of Cyprus and the UK Governments, with the support of the Council of...

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SOGI Unit at the European Forum on Bioethics dedicated to children

4 February 2022 Strasbourg

The 12th edition of the European Forum on Bioethics focuses on children’s ethical and societal issues related to bioethics. The forum runs from 31 January to 5 February 2022 with several workshops on a number of important issues such as: children’s rights, sex and sexuality education, incest,...

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Training on substantial and procedural aspects of asylum applications lodged by LGBTI persons

2 December 2021 Strasbourg

On 1 and 2 December, Council of Europe and UNHCR jointly organized an online practical training on “LGBTI persons in the asylum procedure”. The training provided an insight into international and European human rights and refugee law standards, relevant case-law of the European Court of Human...

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10 Decembre, 2 p.m.

Conference: “Building Bridges” - Advancing Human Rights of Polish citizens, irrespective of SOGIESC

1 December 2021 Warsaw

The SOGI Unit together with the Polish LGBT+ Parliamentary Group on Equal Opportunity, will organise a conference entitled “Building Bridges” to advance Human Rights of Polish citizens, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). The event,...

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PACE Report: Alleged violations of the rights of LGBTI people in the Southern Caucasus

30 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination is concerned about the situation of LGBTI people in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, noting that “many infringements of these people’s human rights have been alleged or confirmed”. Those countries, the Committee said, should adopt effective...

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Roundtable on Legal gender recognition in North Macedonia - 17 November 2021

16 November 2021 Skopje, North Macedonia

A roundtable will be organised on 17 November 2021 by the SOGI Unit of the Council of Europe and the Parliament of North Macedonia to discuss the legal and practical situation of transgender, intersex and gender-diverse persons with regard to legal gender recognition in North Macedonia. The event...

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Training of Romanian Prosecutors on the Fight against Homophobia and Transphobia in the context of execution of ECtHR judgment in the case M.C. and A.C. v. Romania

10 November 2021 Strasbourg

On 8 and 9 November 2021, Council of Europe units (the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Programme, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit and the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights) in partnership with the Prosecutor’s Office...

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