Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Human Rights Law: References to Jurisprudence and Doctrine of the United Nations Human Rights System

Published: October 1, 2007

This document is a compilation of European jurisprudence, legislation and doctrine

referring to sexual orientation and gender identity. It addresses references from both

the Council of Europe and the European Union systems.


The objective of this document is to compile relevant and authoritative references in

order to frame informed debate on the human rights concerns of sexual orientation

and gender identity in Europe. The document is also meant to be a resource for human

rights defenders working on these issues.


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