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"Stifling LGBTI organisations’ free expression is harmful and a breach of fundamental rights"

“The decision of the Ankara Governor’s Office to ban all events organised by LGBTI organisations within the province is stifling all forms of expression of LGBTI people”, said Piet De Bruyn, rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people. More

Protecting the right to child maintenance

The vast majority of single-parent families in Europe are headed by the mother, and the consequences of possible non-compliance of child maintenance payments impacts women disproportionately, the Equality Committee said. More

Transforming society to make inclusion a priority

“Promoting full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society on a daily basis is the only way to deconstruct the barriers of prejudice and change mentalities” stressed Ms Centemero ahead of the Day of Persons with Disabilities. More

Albania: a parliamentary seminar against hate

A seminar on the Albanian legislation with regard to the fight against intolerance, discrimination and hatred, organised by PACE, the Parliament of Albania and the No Hate Alliance, will take place in Tirana on 24 November. More

Intersex Awareness Day: 'Guaranteeing intersex people’s rights concerns us all'

Every day, children are born with sex characteristics that are not exclusively either male or female. Yet there is little awareness of their situation and this lack of knowledge is linked to violations of their rights, said Piet De Bruyn. More

Police harassment of gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan must stop

“I am deeply concerned by reports that gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan have recently been targeted by the police,” said Piet De Bruyn, PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI persons, today. More