Sexual Orientation

Romanov v Russia - Written submissions of the Equal Rights Trust - 9 March 2018

These proceedings concern a state’s response to attacks, perpetrated by private individuals, which were allegedly motivated by bias against sexual and gender minorities. All attacks took place during, or in the vicinity of, planned public demonstrations by members of Russia’s LGBT+ community. The Trust does not comment on the facts of the cases, but seeks to make submissions which are relevant to the circumstances.

Iachimovschi v Moldova - Joint Written Submission of ERT and ILGA submission - 17 September 2018

The joined applications in these proceedings concern alleged failures by the State Party to protect the applicants against acts of violence by third parties. They raise the issue of whether the authorities have complied with their positive obligation, within the meaning of Article 3 of the Convention, to prevent such violence and to prosecute those responsible for it.