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Council of Europe supports IDAHOT 2016


The Council of Europe, Europe’s central organisation for the promotion of human rights, freedom and development, have today come out in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In a statement released online Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland also supported a special focus on LGBTI youth across the world. According to the statement, discrimination of young LGBTI individuals …

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United Nations and international human rights experts speak out for LGBT young people and children.


13 May 2015 – Speaking ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* call for an end to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people and children.The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a group of UN human rights experts, the Inter-American Commission …

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Historic Resolution on Intersex Rights by Council of Europe Body


In a move that is being widely welcomed by LGBTI rights advocates, and Intersex rights campaigners in particular, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has passed a ‘first of its kind’ resolution recognising the bodily integrity of Intersex children. The Resolution, No. 1952 (2013), ‘Children’s Right to Physical Integrity’ was passed on Tuesday, October 1. It embraces …

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