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This is a blog and webpage to keep interested readers informed about legal developments relating to sexual orientation, gender expression and identity and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). Hopefully, it will make it easier to find correct legal information about the developments in all regions of the world and, in particular international law. It is related to my academic work in the International Academic Forum on SOGIESC Law but meant to serve anyone who wants to contribute to improve the protection of human rights worldwide. If you prefer this information on Facebook or Instagram, you can still do so.

Polish court rules campaign linking homosexuality and paedophilia is ‘informative and educational’

Polish court rules campaign linking homosexuality and paedophilia is ‘informative and educational’

Last year lawyer Bartłomiej Ciążyński filed a civil suit against Fundacja Pro, arguing that its campaign “insulted, slandered and violated the dignity” of LGBT+ people.

Yesterday the case was dismissed by a district court in Wrocław, western Poland. In his ruling, Judge Adam Maciński said the campaign “should be considered as having an informative and social dimension” as it helped raise awareness of paedophilia.

“It illustrates the issue of paedophilia to the public, as well as differences in the way sex education is implemented among minors…while [also] addressing the problem of extreme sexual education,” he said.

“The campaign did not take the form of aggressive criticism, let alone stigmatising or harassing the plaintiff.”

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/02/20/polish-court-anti-lgbt-campaign-homosexuality-paedophilia-fundacja-pro/

UK: First openly gay footballer Justin Fashanu finally inducted into Hall of Fame in heartfelt ceremony

UK: First openly gay footballer Justin Fashanu finally inducted into Hall of Fame in heartfelt ceremony

Justin Fashanu came out as gay in 1990 – but died by suicide in 1998 after years of homophobic abuse and tabloid harassment.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/02/19/justin-fashanu-national-football-museum-hall-fame-moving-norwich-city-amal/

Paul Johnson on"Russia again in violation of ECHR for treatment of LGBT people"

The Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Committee comprised of three judges, has issued its judgment in Alekseyev and Others v Russia.

Paul Johnson on”Russia again in violation of ECHR for treatment of LGBT people”

Germany: Remembrance of Lawyer Dr Kurt Gudell persecuted by the nazis and expelled by Swiss Government in 1944 takes time

Germany: Remembrance of Lawyer Dr Kurt Gudell persecuted by nazis takes time

Kurt Gudell faced difficulties to obtain satisfaction from Germany; a request for compensation from Switzerland (for having expelled him back to his native Germany in 1944) in 1950 was also rejected. He polublished an account under the title “Ich ohrfeigte Hitler und wurde zum Opfer einer Schweizer Affäre Dreyfuss?” (Vienna, 1949)

Tempelhof-Schöneberg 11.02.2020

https://magnus-hirschfeld.de/publikationen/geschlecht-gesellschaft-sexualitat/ns-opfer-unter-vorbehalt/

https://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/services-and-publications/parliamentary-interventions/archiv-pv.html/content/eda/de/meta/pv/zweiter-weltkrieg/1945-1949/kurt-gudell-entschaedigungsforderung