The rights of LGBT people in Russia
Motion for a resolution
| Doc. 13837
| 30 June 2015
- Mr Àlex SÁEZ,
Spain, SOC ; Mr Malik AZMANI,
Netherlands, ALDE ; Ms Nunzia CATALFO,
Italy, NR ; Mr Manlio DI STEFANO,
Italy, NR ; Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA,
Spain, SOC ; Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ,
Spain, SOC ; Ms Gabriela HEINRICH,
Germany, SOC ; Mr Carles JORDANA MADERO,
Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Jacob LUND,
Denmark, SOC ; Ms Meritxell MATEU PI,
Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Ana MATO,
Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Ermira MEHMETI DEVAJA,
''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC ; Ms Melita MULIĆ,
Croatia, SOC ; Mr Gabino PUCHE,
Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA,
Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Soraya RODRÍGUEZ,
Spain, SOC ; Mr Frank SCHWABE,
Germany, SOC ; Ms Maria Edera SPADONI,
Italy, NR ; Ms Tineke STRIK,
Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ,
This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only those who have signed it.
The current situation of the human rights of gays, transsexuals
and bisexuals in the Russian Federation gives cause for concern.
The media are constantly providing information about indiscriminate
attacks and aggressions towards this group.
A deep and serious study is needed about the compliance by
the Russian Federation with the recommendations adopted by the Parliamentary
Assembly regarding not only non-discrimination on grounds of sexual
orientation or gender identity, but also the freedom of assembly
and speech of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Furthermore, it is necessary to analyse the Act against homosexual
propaganda passed by the Russian Duma in view of the possible violation
of human rights it may imply. The Assembly should therefore start
an investigation and a report, specifically concerning the current
discrimination of LGBT people in Russia.