On 2 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgment in the matter of A, B and C v the Netherlands. The Dutch Raad van State had asked for guidance on the limits that the Qualification Directive and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR) impose on the method of assessing the credibility of a declared sexual orientation.
Georgia’s Constitutional Court has upheld the claim challenging the conformity of the Order of the Minister of Labor, Healthcare, and Social Protection with human rights and fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the Constitution of Georgia. The Court ruled that the order that regulate the right to blood donation were unconstitutional.
In a judgment of 23 January 2014 the Austrian Supreme Court reversed its longstanding case-law that homosexuality and homosexual acts are dishonourable. “There is nothing dishonourable in homosexual acts” the Court said. Homosexual contacts may not be judged any more dishonourable then heterosexual acts.
Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria’s civil rights organisation for homo-, bisexual and transgender people, celebrates the fifth victory of its registered-partnership-litigation-offensive. As the first supreme court in the world doing so the Austrian Constitutional Court (the world´s oldest constitutional court) turned down the statutory ban on donor insemination for lesbian couples as violating human rights.