Posts Tagged ‘Free expression’

Ukraine Moves to Outlaw “Promotion of Homosexuality”

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October 8, 2012
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Another battle has erupted between an eastern European state and broader European norms regarding homosexuality. Last Tuesday, the Ukrainian Parliament voted to outlaw the “promotion of homosexuality.” By the end of the week, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner warned that the legislation “runs counter toUkraine’s international commitments to ensure freedom of expression and information.” […]

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LGBT update: The European Court of Human Rights

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July 16, 2012
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The European Court of Human Rights is a very active forum for LGBT-related cases this year. The Court’s web site and HUDOC database are comprehensive, easy-to-use resources for those wanting more details about these or other ECHR cases, but here’s a brief summary: As we reported last month, the Court ruled in favor of Moldovan LGBT advocacy organization GENDERDOC-M, who […]

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Moscow court approves a 100-year ban on pride events

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June 7, 2012
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Moscow’s officials have just been given carte blanche to quash all pride events for the next 100 years–that’s right, until 2112. The Tverskoy district court, a local-level trial court, put its stamp of approval on the city’s homophobic stance, which was brought to the fore by Nikolai Alekseev, a noted gay rights activist, founder of […]

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