New report : ‘Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression‘

After his recent released study on the discrimination based on sexual orientation in Europe, the European Commission (EC) published for the first time a report, which looks into the legal situation of trans and intersex people in the European Union. The report  ‘Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression‘ (108 p.) set his focus inter alia on the legal analysis of gender identity and gender expression based discrimination in the region and gives an future perspective on gender identity and gender expression based discrimination in EU law. Further more the  EC report offers an excellent overview of the current protection of trans and intersex people under international and EU law.

According to the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights the report was part of the EU Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015.

Within the publication of the new report, the LGBT Intergroup will host a seminar to present the report and discuss its findings with the authors, MEPs, institutions and civil society. The seminar will take place in the European Parliament (in Brussels) on Wednesday 26 September, from 13.00 to 15.00. The event is public you can participate if you are in or around Brussels.

For registration click here

 For more information visit the European Parliaments Intergroup on LGBT Rights.

Source: LGBT Intergroup

 

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About Rene Mertens

René Mertens (33) hat Politik / Spanisch und Erziehungswissenschaften an der Freien-Universität / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und an der Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) studiert. Sein Arbeitsschwerpunkt am CSDSO liegt im Bereich LGBTI, Vereinte Nationen und Menschenrechte. Neben diesen Arbeitsbereich beschäftigt er sich mit der Frage, wie die Yogyakarta-Prinzipien in die auswärtige Politik und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit integriert werden können um einen inklusive Politik zu ermöglichen. Kontakt: Rene.mertens@csdso.org
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