The European and Inter-American Courts
Centre of European Law,
The Dickson Poon School of Law,
King's College London
Friday, 7 July 2017 from 09:30 to 19:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
The trend of legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples is broadening. More and more rights are becoming available to same-sex partners – in more and more European countries. Leiden Law School and French Institute for Demographic Studies published detailed database and comparative analysis.
Today the Court has found a violation in a case concerning three transgender persons of French nationality who wished to change the entries concerning their sex and their forenames on their birth certificates, and who were not allowed to so do by the courts in the respondent State.
As of tomorrow, 1 April 2017, registered partnerships in Austria will be concluded at the same place as marriages: in the wedding-halls of the civil registry offices ("Standesamt"). At the same time the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Austria has to pay compensation for the segregation.