Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the EU Member States Part I – Legal Analysis

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Publication Date June 2008
ISBN 978-92-9192-266-6
EC TK-30-08-001-EN-Z
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The report examines the situation of homophobia in the 27 EU Member States. It analyses comparatively key legal provisions, relevant judicial data, such as court decisions, and case law in the Member States. In addition, the report identifies and highlights 'good practice' in the form of positive measures and initiatives to overcome underreporting of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals) discrimination, to promote inclusion and to protect transgender persons. FRA 's legal analysis is the first of two reports related to homophobia and discrimination experienced by members of the LGBT community.

Source Link https://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2010/homophobia-and-discrimination-grounds-sexual-orientation-eu-member-states-part-i
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  • https://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra_uploads/192-FRA_hdgso_report_Part%201_en.pdf
Related Links
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: Media Release, 30/06/2008: Wider powers and greater measures needed to tackle homophobia http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/lgbt-rights/pub_cr_homophobia_0608_en.htm
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: Q & A homophobia report http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/material/pub/comparativestudy/FRA_hdgso_part1_en.pdf
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: Homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the EU Member States. Part II: The social situation, 2009 http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/attachments/FRA_hdgso_report-part2_en.pdf

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