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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Paul, LGBT People, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (September 15, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2927098 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2927098

Paul Johnson (Contact Author)

University of Leeds ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

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