box news grey

European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber) says registered partnership for opposite-sex couples only is inadmissible | Council of Europe

In a judgment delivered today the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Greece had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by excluding same-sex couples from registered partnership, restricted in Greece to heterosexual couples (Vallianatos et al v Greece, appl. 29381/09, 32684/09).

Constitutional Court lifts Office-Room-Compulsion | Austria

In a judgment delivered last week (VfGH 19.06.2013, G 18, 19/2013) the Austrian Constitutional Court has struck down the statutory prohibition on performing registered partnerships outside the authority´s office-rooms. The governing coalition of Social- and Christian-Democrats however had again inserted such a prohibtion into a new law coming into force next fall. Thus the office-room-compulsion will be reintroduced by 1 November 2013 and the Christian-Democrats - despite the Consitutional Court´s judgment - do insist on this reintroduction. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria’s LGBT civil rights organisation, denounces this as unbearable chicanery.

Read more ...

box about us

  • What we are

box members

  • Who we are

box documents

  • Useful documents

box links

  • Useful links

box contact

  • Get in contact with us


logo RKL



logo fra