France: Court ruling on transgender birth certificate rights

The case concerned three transgender persons of French nationality who wished to change the entries concerning their sex and their forenames on their birth certificates and who were not allowed to so do by the courts in the respondent state.

Russia: Jagland urges investigation after anti-LGBT attacks

The Secretary General’s 4 April letter to Tatiana Moskalkova, follows reports of “serious human rights violations of LGBT persons” in the Chechen Republic.

Court:Taxes and fees imposed by German churches did not violate religious freedom

Under German law, some churches and religious societies are entitled to levy a church tax and/or fee on their members. Five applicants complained that, when such taxes or fees were calculated and levied on the basis of the joint income of both the applicant and their spouse, it violated their right to freedom of religion.

Court backs ‘Communist collaboration’ complaint against Skopje authorities

The case concerned lustration proceedings brought against. These were proceedings aimed at exposing persons who had worked for or collaborated with the State’s security services during the communist period.

Turkey: Court backs workers in human rights dispute with factory owner over trade union membership

The case concerned the judicial authorities’ refusal to recognise the trade union’s representation in the Tukaş Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret company and the dismissal of employees of the company who had refused to cancel their membership of the trade union at their employer’s request.