29/10/2013 | Writer: Kaos GL

Moderated by Kaos GL’s representative Nevin Öztop, ILGA-Europe’s Strategic Litigation panel highlighted practices and challanges from Turkey, Italy and Hungary.

Moderated by Kaos GL’s representative Nevin Öztop, ILGA-Europe’s Strategic Litigation panel highlighted practices and challenges from Turkey, Italy and Hungary.
 
17th ILGA-Europe conference took place in Zagreb, Croatia with the theme “Family Matters”. In addition to family, surrogacy and school debates, the conference hosted workshops on immigration, labor rights and strategic litigation as well. 
 
Kaos GL’s representative Nevin Öztop was the moderator of a workshop on Saturday morning on strategic litigation and reviewing ILGA-Europe’s work in this field. Panelist Nigel Warner underlined that such court cases go “beyond personal interest” and that with court battles, 23 countries have decriminalize homosexuality so far.
 
Hungarian speaker Tamas Dombos from Hatte Organization spoke about the amount of energy and reconsideration they had to spend following the election of the new conservative government. Italian speaker Yuri Guiana from Certi Dritti organization spoke on their experience with using the marriage as a tool to gain success in different kinds of social rights.
 
Öztop underlined the need to link regional and European lawyers’ networks with those already existing on national level.
 
She also met with European Commission Enlargement section along with other LGBT representatives from EU associate member states.  

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