On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights expressed a fresh censure to the Kremlin, ruling that Russia’s continued censorship on LGBT rallies is prejudicial and depicts a violation of human rights.
Judges at the court based in the eastern French city of Strasbourg directed Moscow to come up with integral measures to fix the violations to the European Convention of Human Rights that the Russian Federation became a notary to in 1996. It is absurd that Russia would be enforcing the court’s approval of the need for a continued and long-term attempt to approve general measures, to facilitate the freedom to march and oppose LGBT discrimination.
The current case was brought up by seven Russian activists for the period of 2009-2014 who were disturbed by the effect of the ban. Russian authorities have been placing hurdles on LGBT rallies for years and even turning down LGBT permit requests.
The court commented on Russia’s obstructing of public LGBT events couldn’t be justified by any concern about public disorder and it breached the right to freedom of assembly. In fact, many Russian politicians and legislators have recently vindicated against the court, urging the government of President Vladimir Putin to break with the ECHR over an anticipated politicization over its rulings. It isn’t the first instance when the court issued sharp words against the LGBT issues.
In an attempt to legalize the permanent embargo on gay rights gatherings, Russia in 2011 approved a roughly worded law on gay propaganda, which prohibits LGBT gatherings in ant places where children could be present.
The court determined IN June 2017 that this indoctrination law supported homophobia and discrimination and Russia was commanded to pay €43,000 ($49,000) in damages. However, the applicant was arrested after arriving in high school in Ryazan.