Banning of LGBTI protests

Nigel Warner of ILGA-Europe presents on the Alekseyev v Russia case

Nigel Warner of ILGA-Europe presents on the Alekseyev v Russia case

Alekseyev v Russia (Appl. Nos. 4916/07, 25924/08, 14599/09)

The Alekseyev v. Russia cases address repeated bans on demonstrations promoting tolerance and respect for the human rights of LGBTI persons, and the absence of an effective remedy to challenge those bans. The European Court of Human Rights found violations of Convention Articles 11 (right to freedom of assembly), 13 (right to an effective remedy), and 14 (prohibition of discrimination) taken in conjunction with Article 11. The execution of judgments process in this case has now been proceeding for 5 ½ years. 

The review of execution of judgments process to date and latest developments were presented by Nigel Warner of ILGA-Europe. 

A joint NGO submission by Coming Out and ILGA-Europe as non-governmental organisations under rule 9(2) of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers can be found here

The Committee's decision on the case adopted at its 1273 CM-DH meeting can be found here.