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  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Discrimination

Europe: First, do no harm: Ensuring the rights of children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany

Every year, children are born with sex characteristics – genitals, gonads, hormones, chromosomes or reproductive organs – which vary from the established norms for ‘male’ and ‘female’. In this report, Amnesty International documents the specific human rights violations faced by children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany, and the lifelong effect of these violations. The report focuses in particular on subjection to non-emergency invasive and irreversible surgeries and other medical treatments.

Date:
9 May 2017
Ref:
EUR 01/6086/2017
  • News
  • Denmark
  • LGBT Rights

Denmark and Germany: Authorities failing to protect intersex children from invasive surgery

Children born with sex characteristics that do not fit with female or male norms risk being subjected to a range of unnecessary, invasive and traumatizing medical procedures in violation of their human rights, said Amnesty International in a report launched today. Using case studies in Denmark and Germany, ‘First, Do No Harm’ shows how outdated gender stereotypes are resulting in non-emergency, invasive and irreversible surgical interventions on children who are intersex – the term commonly used for individuals with variations of sex characteristics such as chromosomes, genitals and reproductive organs.

Date:
9 May 2017
  • News
  • Denmark
  • LGBT Rights

Denmark takes key step towards destigmatizing transgender people

The Danish Parliament has ushered in a historic victory in the struggle for transgender rights by today adopting a decision to no longer stigmatize transgender identities as mental disorders, said Amnesty International. “This very encouraging move from Denmark sets a strong example internationally towards destigmatizing transgender people and paving the way for quick and transparent processes for legal gender recognition,” said Leda Avgousti, Amnesty International’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advisor.

Date:
31 May 2016
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Asylum

Denmark: Human rights in review: 2011-2015 - Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, January - February 2016

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Denmark taking place in January-February 2016. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations accepted by Denmark in its previous UPR, assesses the national human rights framework in Denmark and the Faroe Islands and the situation of human rights on the ground, and makes a number of recommendations to the Danish and the Faroese authorities to strengthen human rights protection and address human rights challenges at the national level.

Date:
9 September 2015
Ref:
EUR 18/2332/2015
  • News
  • Denmark
  • Discrimination

World must follow Denmark's example after landmark transgender law

A landmark law in Denmark making it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender should set an example to governments across the world, Amnesty International said. The Danish parliament yesterday passed a bill allowing transgender people to obtain official documents reflecting their gender identity without needing to be diagnosed with a mental disorder or undergo surgeries resulting in irreversible sterilization.

Date:
12 June 2014
  • Campaigns
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Discrimination

A tale of two identities

Josh Bryan is an American living in Copenhagen, where he helped to launch a recent Amnesty International report on discrimination against transgender people in the European Union. He describes how strict Danish legislation has left him trapped in a system that doesn’t recognize his true identity while demanding that he surgically change his body. My story is about being stuck in two legal identities. I live in Denmark, a country that prides itself on its liberalism and welfare for its citizens.

Date:
10 February 2014
  • Research
  • Belgium
  • Children

Europe: The state decides who I am: Lack of legal gender recognition for transgender people in Europe

For transgender people, official identity documents reflecting their gender identity are vitally important for the enjoyment of their human rights. They are not only crucial when travelling but also for everyday life. This report illustrates the human rights violations experienced by transgender people in Europe when seeking legal gender recognition. Some countries simply do not allow for a change in one’s legal gender.

Date:
4 February 2014
Ref:
EUR 01/001/2014
  • Research
  • Azerbaijan
  • Discrimination

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 16th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 22 April – 3 May 2013

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuses considered include death penalty; unfair trials; torture; impunity; restriction of freedoms of expression, association, religion and assembly; female genital mutilation; prison conditions and gender discrimination.

Date:
1 March 2013
Ref:
IOR 41/003/2013
  • Research
  • Azerbaijan
  • Women's Rights

Amnesty International assessment of states’ implementation of recommendations from the previous UPR

In its submissions for the UPR, Amnesty International endeavours to assess the level of implementation of some of the recommendations, made by other states in the previous UPR cycle, that the organization considers to be of the greatest importance in terms of improving the human rights situation in the countries reviewed. The information in this document is drawn from the submissions made by Amnesty International for the 16th session of the UPR Working Group on the following countries: Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Date:
21 February 2013
Ref:
IOR 41/002/2013
  • Research
  • Armenia
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Submission to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) of the Council of Europe

Amnesty International submits this contribution in the context of the evaluation of the implementation of the Recommendation on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Despite discrimination being prohibited by European human rights law, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals (LGBTI) in Europe are still discriminated against in the enjoyment of their human rights.

Date:
20 February 2013
Ref:
IOR 61/0003/2013
  • Research
  • Germany
  • International Organizations

Germany: Submission to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance on Germany

Amnesty International is submitting this information to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). Germany has requested that ECRI evaluate the situation experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in Germany. The organization believes that ECRI has a crucial role to play in combating discrimination against LGBTI people in Europe. Some information pertaining to discrimination against transgender and intersex individuals in Germany is therefore included in this submission.

Date:
6 December 2012
Ref:
EUR 23/003/2012
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Discrimination

The Wire, February/March 2009. Vol. 39, issue 001

1) International Women's Day: Women make history 2) International Women's Day: 'I had to stay quiet…' Sexual violence during Haiti carnival 3) Livewire: Accounts from the Democratic Republic of Congo; Videos; At the Gaza border; Statement against discrimination 4) World Water Day: Palestinians face water supply crisis 5) Research spotlight: Roma at risk of being forced to return to Kosovo 6) Q&A: Jenni Williams 7) Action page: How to do it: Aerial art action beginners guide 8) War in Eastern Congo 9) Research spotlight: Stun weapon related deaths in the USA; Torture in southern Thailand continues; Guatemala's long road to justice 10) Did you know? Cambodians Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun released; Executions continue in Saudi Arabia; Barack Obama takes positive human rights step; UN strengthens last year's call to end executions 11) Worldwide Appeals: Syria: Retry or release; Eritrea: Religious leader persecuted; Armenia: Discrimination in domestic violence case; Myanmar: Comedian silenced with 59-year sentence; Venezuela: No justice for rape survivor.

Date:
1 February 2009
Ref:
NWS 21/001/2009
  • Research
  • Azerbaijan
  • Detention

Suggested recommendations to the 16 States in the fourth round of reviews under the Universal Periodic Review, February 2009

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of various states about ending torture, arbitrary arrests, the death penalty, for example. The organization also makes wide-ranging recommendations about ESCR, violence against women, impunity, harassment of human rights defenders, and human rights and counter-terrorism.

Date:
1 December 2008
Ref:
IOR 41/046/2008
  • Research
  • Albania
  • Detention

Europe and Central Asia: Summary of Amnesty International's Concerns in the Region: July - December 2006

This bulletin contains information about Amnesty International's main concerns in Europe and Central Asia between July and December 2006. Not every country in the region is reported on; only those where there were significant developments in the period covered by the bulletin, or where Amnesty International (AI) took specific action. A number of individual country reports have been issued on the concerns featured in this bulletin.

Date:
1 April 2007
Ref:
EUR 01/001/2007
  • Research
  • Russian Federation
  • Killings and Disappearances

The Wire, April 2003. Vol. 33, No.3.

1) Afghanistan needs to rebuild its police force 2) AI visits Sudan after 13 years' exclusion 3) Children murdered with impunity in Honduras 4) Continuing cycle of violence in the Republic of Congo 5) Germany's torturous debate 6) Worldwide Appeals: Russian Federation: One of hundreds who 'disappeared'; Rwanda: Political opposition repressed; Egypt: Private Internet conversation used as evidence; Indonesia: Human rights defender killed 7) News in brief: Preserve individual rights before the European Court; Journalist released in Russian Federation; 'Thanks to everyone'; AI's campaign for children has impact on Spain; An unorthodox birthday celebration; New human rights law in the making.

Date:
31 March 2003
Ref:
NWS 21/003/2003