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Combating rising hate against LGBTI people in Europe

Recommendation 2220 (2022)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 25 January 2022 (3rd sitting) (see Doc. 15425, report of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, rapporteur: Mr Fourat Ben Chikha). Text adopted by the Assembly on 25 January 2022 (3rd sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2417 (2022) “Combating rising hate against LGBTI people in Europe”, in which it calls on member States to tackle hatred and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with renewed energy and urgency.
2. The Assembly believes it is crucial that member States redouble their efforts in this field and that the Council of Europe strengthen its own activities to protect and promote the rights of LGBTI persons in Europe.
3. The Assembly therefore invites the Committee of Ministers to:
3.1 bring Resolution 2417 (2022) to the attention of the governments of all member States, as well as Opinion No. 1059/2021 of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), and consider follow-up measures to these texts;
3.2 ensure that adequate resources are allocated to work on equality of rights for LGBTI persons, to combating hate speech and hate crime, and to intergovernmental standard setting in these fields;
3.3 support the periodical review process regarding the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.