Karsay, Dodo. “Protecting LGBTQI Rights in Europe – Submission to the Second Review of the Council of Europe Recommendation on Measures to Combat Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (CM/Rec(2010)5),” October 2018.

  • Category: Reports
  • Source: NGOs
  • Subject: Trans woman,Xenophobia,Asylum/Refugee,Discrimination,Documentation status,Gay,Gender Identity,Homophobia,Homosexuality,Intersex,Law/Legistation,Lesbian,LGBTI,Sex work,Sexual Orientation,Transphobia,Violence
  • Place: Africa
  • Year: 2018
  • File: COE-Submission-18-TGEU-IE-OII.pdf
This report is co-authored by ILGA-Europe, Transgender Europe, and Organisation Intersex International (OII) Europe and further endorsed by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), the European Lesbian* Conference (EL*C) and the Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA).3 Following the provisions of the Recommendation, it provides a summary of the 16 country reports; an overview of key research in Europe since 2010; and highlights of evolving human rights standards set by the Council of Europe or the United Nations in the past 8 years. The report primarily focuses on findings in the 16 participating countries and does not aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the status of implementation of all 47 member states. However, the geographic spread of the report and the number of reports submitted, allows for identification of trends and problems throughout the region, which have been highlighted in the key findings section of this report. The report provides a summary of key issues in the 16 countries. For more detailed information, the country reports should be consulted. The 16 country reports measured the level of implementation of the Recommendation against the revised standard checklist provided  by the SOGI Unit. In addition, they relied on information gathered from ministries and key authorities at country level; and research publications. In a few cases, the report draws on examples from other countries. These arise from research data from the submitting organizations. The report focuses on the needs and situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people, but where specified by country reports, research, or the context, it refers to specific subgroups within the LGBTQI umbrella such as LBQ, LBT, LGBT, LGBTI, etc.