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World’s Most Progressive Gender Identity Law Passes In Europe

The Mediterranean country of Malta adopted the world’s most progressive gender identity law on Wednesday in a final vote by the country’s parliament on Wednesday. The law is the latest in a series of LGBT rights laws ushered in by the Labour Party after taking power in 2013, a dramatic about-face for the country which has a constitution establishing Catholicism as the official religion. [ … ] The law — which goes beyond those its fellow European Union members have passed — would allow for someone to change their legal gender through simply filing an affidavit with a notary without a significant waiting period, eliminates any requirement for medical gender reassignment procedures, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. It now heads to the desk of President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, and LGBT rights advocates expect her to sign. It also includes some groundbreaking provisions for minors and intersex babies [ … ]  But the Maltese law prohibits “non-medically necessary treatments on the sex characteristics of a person” without informed consent and also allows parents to postpone entering a gender marker on a child’s birth certificate. [ … ]  The Maltese archdiocese has not issued any press statements about the bill since then [ … ]

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Yogyakarta Principles

 Authorised translations in Deutsch, Français, English.  ( Comic English )

Q. What are the Yogyakarta Principles?

The Yogyakarta Principles are a set of principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Principles affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply. They promise a different future where all people born free and equal in dignity and rights can fulfil that precious birthright.

Q. Why are they needed?

Human rights violations targeted toward persons because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity constitute an entrenched global pattern of serious concern. They include extra-judicial killings, torture and ill-treatment, sexual assault and rape, invasions of privacy, arbitrary detention, denial of employment and education opportunities, and serious discrimination in relation to the enjoyment of other human rights.

Key human rights mechanisms of the United Nations have affirmed States’ obligation to ensure effective protection of all persons from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the international response has been fragmented and inconsistent, creating the need for a consistent understanding of the comprehensive regime of international human rights law and its application to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Yogyakarta Principles do this.

Q. How did the Principles come about?

The Principles were developed and unanimously adopted by a distinguished group of human rights experts,


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Council of Europe

„The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.“

Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe 

Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe (22.04.2015 ) 
Résolution 2048 (2015) : La discrimination à l’encontre des personnes transgenres en Europe ( PDF ) – ( follow this link for more information )

Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Council of Europe ( 20.03.2015 )
Report “Discrimination against transgender people in Europe” ( PDF ) – La discrimination à l’encontre des personnes transgenres en Europe ( PDF )

Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe ( 01.10.2013 )
Résolution 1952 (2013). Le droit des enfants à l’intégrité physique ( PDF ) – Children’s right to physical integrity ( PDF )

Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe ( 01.10.2013 )
Recommandation 2023 (2013). Le droit des enfants à l’intégrité physique ( PDF ) – Children’s right to physical integrity ( PDF )

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Human Rights Basics

Vereinte Nationen / Nations Unies / United Nations

United Nations
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant.

Legilux – Portail juridique du Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Convention internationale des droits de l’enfant, approuvée par le Luxembourg par la loi du 20 décembre 1993 (Mémorial A n° 104, 29 déc. 1993, p. 2189)

Europarat / Conseil de l’Europe / Council of Europe

Council of Europe
Convention de sauvegarde des Droits de l’Homme et des Libertés fondamentales telle qu’amendée par les protocoles 11 et 14, accompagnée du Protocole additionnel et des Protocoles nos 4, 6, 7, 12 et 13

Council of Europe
Konvention zum Schutze der Menschenrechte und Grundfreiheiten in der Fassung der Protokoll2 Nr. 11 und 14 samt Zusatzprotokoll und Protokolle Nr. 4, 6, 7, 12 und 13

Council of Europe
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as amended by Protocols No. 11 and No. 14

Council of Europe ( 2011 )
Convention du Conseil de l’Europe sur la prévention et la lutte contre la violence à l’égard des femmes et la violence domestique

Europäische Union / Union européenne / European Union

European Union
Die Charta der Grundrechte der Europäischen Union
Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

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