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EC publishes report on Discrimination against Trans and Intersex People

June 8th 2012
The European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field has launched a thematic report on discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression.
 (Click to enlarge picture) The report has been authored by Silvan Agius and Christa Tobler and addresses complex issues related to discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression, as well as discrimination on grounds of sex vis-à-vis intersex people.

The report also clarifies the definitions used in the context of trans discrimination, and the terms used by the community to represent the diversity within it.

This study highlights the obstacles and negative attitudes faced by this community and the difficulties with regard to legal recognition and rights.

The report also extensively examines the influence of EU law, including case law, on trans discrimination and provides case studies of national legislation and case-law on gender identity and gender expression discrimination of some Member States where there are promising approaches which can and should serve as models for others to follow.

You can access the report here.