Strategic litigation: using the courts to advance the rights of LGBTI people

EuroPride House, fre 3 aug 13:00–13:45

Strategic litigation: using the courts to advance the rights of LGBTI people

Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Lithuania and Adrian Coman, Romania/US, will tell about their recent court cases where courts have ruled in favour of LGBTI rights.

In June this year The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the supreme court of the European Union and the ultimate authority on matters of EU law, ruled that Romania can not infringe on the freedom of movement for EU citizens and their spouses, and must recognise that right also for same sex couples. Residency rights must be offered in the same way as to opposite sex couples. The case concerned was that of Adrian Coman, and his US husband, Claibourn Hamilton. Adrian Coman will tell the story of the case, and answer questions from the audience.  

Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius is in an independent LGBTI human rights advocate from Lithuania. In cooperation with the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL, he initiated strategic litigation process which resulted in removal of the abusive sterilization requirement for obtaining legal gender recognition. Mr. Raskevičius is also a legal representative of the applicants in the ECtHR’s case Beizaras v. Lithuania focusing on extreme homophobic hate speech online.

Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius will tell about the cases he has worked on under the title "From Zero to Hero: Strategic Litigation as a Tool for Advancing on LGBT Rights in "Difficult" Countries".



Participants: Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, Lithuania; and Adrian Coman, Romania/US

Organised by: EuroPride.


Datum/tid: fre 3 aug 13:00–13:45
Språk: Engelska
Typ/kategori: Informativa > Debatt/panelsamtal
Arrangör: Human Rights Conference
Plats: EuroPride House (Stora Scen, Våning 2)
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