The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given Russia until January 20 to answer the cases of the bans of the Moscow Pride marches and pickets in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Those cases are represented before the ECtHR by Russian ECSOL-member, Dmitri Bartenev.
The DAAD Alumni Club of Montenegro is hosting the conference Justice in the Balkans: Equality for Sexual Minorities in Podgorica 23-25 October 2009. The European Commission on Sexual Oriention Law (ECSOL) gladly serves as a partner to this outstanding event in a very sensitive region. Ministers and representatives of Balkan governments, lawyers, academics and activists from Europe and North America will be present. Register now!
Years after repeal by the Constitutional Court the Vienna Appeals Court justified former anti-homosexual Art. 209 of the Austrian Criminal Code as “morally understandable” (OLG Wien 13.06.2006, 20 Bs 155/06z). The European Court of Human Rights now communicated six cases concerning the nationwide criminal record and the use of prior homophobic convictions still listed there to the Austrian government.
The 2nd International Conference on LGBT Human Rights has been held 27-29 July 2009 as part of World Outgames 2009 in Copenhagen. ECSOL provided a stream of 6 workshops on various aspects of national and European law. These workshops provoked considerable interest and lively discussions from the audience which highly esteemed the various high level presentations. Prior to the conference, on 26 July 2009, ECSOL held a fruitful and productive internal members working meeting. Below you find some pictures from the workshops. The presentations you can find under documents.