CHAPTER ON LGBTI RIGHTS, THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Last year I was pleased to make available the first draft of a chapter that will eventually be published in a volume titled International LGBTI Law: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law from an International-Comparative Perspective edited by Prof Andreas R. Ziegler (University of Lausanne).
The chapter aims to provide a comprehensive but condensed assessment of the current state of human rights protection offered to LGBTI people by the Council of Europe and, importantly, identify the gaps that currently exist in that protection. It 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.
As the volume progresses towards publication I have updated the chapter to reflect the very latest developments in Strasbourg.
This remains an uncorrected version of the chapter and any comments on it will be gratefully received! Many thanks to Jens Theilen for the very helpful advice on A.P., Garçon and Nicot v France.
The chapter can be found here: