Parliamentary question to the Council: Effective use of the LGBT Toolkit
Today seven Members of the European Parliament asked the Council how the Toolkit to Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People has been used so far. The Toolkit was adopted in June 2010, and was officially welcomed by the European Parliament.
Written parliamentary question to the European Commission by:
- Michael Cashman (UK, S&D)
- Sophie in’t Veld (Netherlands, ALDE)
- Ulrike Lunacek (Austria, Greens/EFA)
- Sirpa Pietikäinen (Finland, EPP)
- Raül Romeva i Rueda (Spain, Greens/EFA)
- Rui Tavares (Portugal, GUE/NGL)
- Heidi Hautala (Finland, Greens/EFA; Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights)
On 17 June 2010, the Working Party on Human Rights adopted the Toolkit to Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People.
We unanimously commend the Working Party for this important work in helping decriminalise homosexuality worldwide, advance equality and non-discrimination in third countries, and provide assistance to human rights defenders working on LGBT issues—aims unanimously shared across the European Union.
Has the Political and Security Committee taken note of the Toolkit following communication 11179/10 from the Working Party?
Since the adoption of the Toolkit, how has it been used in effect by EU delegations to help promote and protect the enjoyment of all human rights by LGBT people in third countries? Can the Council share examples of good practice?
Will the Working Party on Human Rights report on the effective use and implementation of the Toolkit?