Verfassungsblog: Discussion of ECtHR Judgment “Fedotova v Russia”

ZUZANA VIKARSKÁ discusses the ECtHR’s ruling in Fedotova v Russia on the legal recognition and protection of same-sex couples. She criticises the decision for creating a new right and for being the most political ruling ever. She also wonders what the Russian judge is still doing on the bench.

EDUARDO GILL-PEDRO is not convinced by Vikarská’s finding that a new right has been created. Gill-Pedro agrees with her that the decision is of great political importance, but believes that it was the right one to make.

Switzerland: LGBTI issues to be attached to the Office for Gender Equality from 2024 onwards — LGBTI Recht in der Schweiz – Droit LGBTI en Suisse – by Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Switzerland: LGBTI issues to be attached to the Office for Gender Equality from 2024 onwards Bern, 25.01.2023 – The issue of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people (LGBTI) will be located within the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE) from 2024. Two new posts will be created for this purpose. The Federal […]

Switzerland: LGBTI issues to be attached to the Office for Gender Equality from 2024 onwards — LGBTI Recht in der Schweiz – Droit LGBTI en Suisse – by Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Traineeship vacancy for the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup – deadline 30 January

Traineeship vacancy for the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup – deadline 30 January

Please be informed of the vacancy for a traineeship position with the LGBTI Intergroup, which you are welcomed to share with any interested contacts.

You can access it here: Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Kind regards,

cid:image001.png@01D5F6CE.F09DFFC0Miguel Chambel (he/him) Secretary-General, LGBTI Intergroup Brussels: ASP 10 G 309 Tel. (BRU) +32 248 57760 Tel. (SXB) +33 388 178 933 Website: www.lgbti-ep.eu Twitter / Facebook: @LGBTIIntergroup

ECtHR says “Restrictions on children’s access to information about same-sex relationships, based solely on considerations of sexual orientation, incompatible with notions of equality, pluralism and tolerance inherent in a democratic society”

CASE OF MACATĖ v. LITHUANIA – (Application no. 61435/19)

See: https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-222072

FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT

  1. Holds, unanimously, that the applicant’s heir has standing to continue the present proceedings in her stead;
  2. Declares, unanimously, the complaint concerning Article 10 of the Convention admissible;
  3. Holds, unanimously, that there has been a violation of Article 10 of the Convention;
  4. Holds, by twelve votes to five, that there is no need to examine separately the applicant’s complaint under Article 14 of the Convention taken in conjunction with Article 10;
  5. Holds, unanimously,

(a) that the respondent State is to pay the applicant’s heir, within three months, the following amounts:

(i) EUR 12,000 (twelve thousand euros), plus any tax that may be chargeable, in respect of non-pecuniary damage;

(ii) EUR 5,000 (five thousand euros), plus any tax that may be chargeable to the applicant’s heir, in respect of costs and expenses;

(b) that from the expiry of the above-mentioned three months until settlement simple interest shall be payable on the above amounts at a rate equal to the marginal lending rate of the European Central Bank during the default period plus three percentage points;

  • Dismisses, unanimously, the remainder of the applicant’s heir’s claim for just satisfaction.