LGBT People, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights
43 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2017 Last revised: 19 Oct 2022
Date Written: September 15, 2022
This chapter aims to provide a comprehensive but condensed assessment of the current state of human rights protection offered to LGBT people by the Council of Europe and, importantly, identify the gaps that currently exist in that protection.
The chapter examines the work of the statutory bodies of the Council of Europe – the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly – as well as the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
This is an uncorrected draft of a chapter that will appear in the "Handbook on LGBTIQ Law" edited by Prof. Andreas Ziegler (University of Lausanne) et al. to be published by Oxford University Press.
Keywords: LGBTI, European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe, sexual orientation, gender identity, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, Committee of Ministers, Parliamentary Assembly
JEL Classification: K10
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