Rechtskomitee LAMBDA: “Groundbreaking case for the whole of Europe“
In its judgment delivered today in the case Jürgen Römer vs. City of Hamburg (C-147/08) (litigated by RKL-President Graupner) the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that same-sex couples must have access to all the employment benefits for married couples.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that the bans of the Moscow Pride marches and pickets in 2006, 2007 and 2008 violated Art. 11, 13 and 14 ECHR. The cases have been represented before the ECtHR by Russian ECSOL-member, Dmitri Bartenev.
The Tribunal interprets the 2004 amendments to the EU Staff Regulation in favour of a same-sex couple which choose Belgian registered partnership instead of civil marriage.
RKL-President Graupner represents ILGA-Europe (the European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Organisation ILGA) in a landmark case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ). In Jürgen Römer vs. City of Hamburg (C-147/08) the Advocate General asks the Court to decide that same-sex couples must have access to employment benefits for married couples in all 27 member-states.