LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia


Polish public broadcaster TP in EU court for discrimination against self-employed LGBTI person

Today, the case of J.K vs the Polish public broadcasting company TP, in which the applicant is seeking compensation for discontinuing his freelance contract after he appeared in a YouTube video with his same-sex partner, is being heard for the first time at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

ILGA-Europe welcomes judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) saying that a homophobic statement on an Italian radio show constituted discrimination in employment

The CJEU held that statements made by a lawyer during a radio programme, saying he would never recruit a “homosexual” or wish to use the services of such persons, fall within the material scope of EU Directive 2000/78 (‘the anti-discrimination directive’).

The Court of Justice of the European Union: married and registered partners must enjoy the same pension rights

On 10 May 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in the case of Jürgen Römer v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg which dealt with the issue of whether lower supplementary retirement pension for registered same-sex partners compared to married partners constituted unequal treatment.