THE STATE DECIDES WHO I AM: Lack of Legal Gender Recognition for Transgender People in Europe
05 02 2014
  Amnesty International launched report that overviews legal gender recognition procedures in seven European countries. Report provides recommendations to all governments, as well as to the EU and to specific countries. Date Published: 4 February 2014 For transgender people, official identity documents reflecting their gender identity are vitally important for the enjoyment of their human rights. They are not only crucial when travelling but also for everyday life. This report illustrates the human rights violations experienced by transgender people in Europe when seeking legal gender recognition. Some countries simply do not allow for a change in one’s legal gender. Many others have made the change in one’s legal gender contingent on the fulfillment of invasive requirements, which violate the human rights of transgender people. Download PDF Source