Austria Ignores Strasbourg-Judgment
09.11.2014 | Victims of Homophobic Criminal Laws
Still 211 victims on criminal records
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has convicted Austria last year for continuously keeping criminal records of persons convicted under former homophobic criminal offences. Nevertheless the Austrian Supreme Court refuses to bring about the deletion of these criminal records. And Austrian politics remains equally inactive. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA, Austria´s LGBT-rights organisation is outraged.
U.S.-Embassy: Advancing the Rights of LGBT-Persons in Austria & EU
RKL-president Dr. Helmut Graupner was one of the three panelists (MEP Lunacek was prevented from attending) invited to a discussion organised by the Vienna U.S.-embassy on LGBT-rights (24 June 2014). He presented the historical and contemporary legal position of LGBTs in Austria and Europe and discussed these issues with the other panelists and the audience. The video recordings of the event will be available soon on the embassy´s website http://austria.usembassy.gov.
UN-General Assembly Elects RKL-Honorary-Board-Member Lilian Hofmeister
We are cordially congratulating Dr. Lilian Hofmeister, judge at the Austrian Constitutional Court and member of RKL´s honorary board. On 26 June the UN General Assembly has elected her as a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (the first Austrian in this function). We are wishing her every success in her work in this important institution.
Lesbian Couple Challenges Joint Adoption Ban in Constitutional Court Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL): „Ban violates best interests of the child
11.06.2014 | Austria
As part of the current litigation offensive by Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria´s LGBT-rights organisation, a lesbian couple from the state of Upper Austria applied to the Constitutional Court to strike down Austria´s ban on joint adoption by same-sex couples.