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Tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

Amendment No. 13 | Doc. 13223 | 26 June 2013

Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Oreste TOFANI, Italy, EPP/CD
2013 - Third part-session

In the draft resolution, paragraph 4, replace the words "expresses concern vis-à-vis homophobic statements by politicians and other personalities in a position of authority, which, far from being manifestations of freedom of expression, amount to hate speech and incitement to hostility, discrimination and violence" with the following words:

"calls on politicians and other personalities in a position of authority to avoid threatening and violent statements against persons of a particular sexual orientation, whilst acknowledging that the fundamental right of freedom of expression in accordance with Article 10 of the Convention and the case law of the Court must be upheld."