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Secretary General of European Council Urges For Justice of All LGBTQ against Discrimination

The Secretary-General of Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland urged for justice for all the LGBTQ people including lesbians, Gay, trans and intersex and bisexual persons who are victims of discrimination. He said that they should also get full protection and must also be provided from various discriminations made against them based on laws and practices.

He made this announcement ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biophobia that will be celebrated this week. He has also asked for full protection irrespective of the gender identity, sexual attributes and sexual orientation in all the member states of the Council of Europe.

The general secretary further added that all the further discussions that would take place in the Committee of Ministers for reviewing the recommendations of 2010 for tackling gender discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, it would also allow the member states for showing their political will and also their progress further for protecting these people from discrimination.

In addition to that, the Secretary-General also raised the issue of the medical operations that are necessary for legal recognition of gender. He said that member European states should bring the practices and legislation in line along with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in that area.

Majority of the member states of the Council of Europe actively prohibited the discrimination of people on the basis of gender orientation and even discrimination based on any specific law that regulates education, employment, goods and services, and health.