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Instruments Archives: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Richard Muasya v. the Hon. Attorney General, High Court of Kenya (2 December 2010)

Procedural Posture The petitioner, an intersex individual, brought suit alleging violations of constitutional rights. Facts The petitioner was born with both female and male genitalia. The petitioner’s parents gave him a male name but, as a result of his ambiguous gender, he did not obtain a birth certificate and thus could not acquire an identity […]

W v. Registrar of Marriages, Hong Kong Court of First Instance (5 October 2010)

Procedural Posture Petition for judicial review of a decision by the Hong Kong Registrar of Marriages to refuse to grant the applicant, a transgender woman, a licence to marry her male partner. Facts The applicant was registered at birth as male. From 2005 to 2008 the applicant received psychological and medical treatment including hormone therapy […]

The People v. Siyah Pembe Üçgen Izmir Association (“Black Pink Triangle”), Izmir Court of First Instance No. 6, Turkey (30 April 2010)

Procedural Posture The Prosecutor’s Office of Izmir brought a complaint to the Court requesting that the defendant association, Siyah Pembe Üçgen Izmir (“Black Pink Triangle”), be dissolved because it failed to comply with the requirements set forth in the Civil Code as well as in the Constitution. Facts When Black Pink Triangle was founded by […]

Ang Ladlad v. Commission on Elections, Supreme Court of the Philippines (8 April 2010)

Procedural Posture The Commission on Elections denied the petitioner, Ang Ladlad, registration as a political organisation in 2009. Ang Ladlad petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari review, which was granted. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) intervened on behalf of Ang Ladlad in this case before the Supreme Court. Facts Ang Ladlad was a political […]

Re Marriage Case No. 33-1252, Moscow City Court, Russian Federation (21 January 2010)

Procedural Posture Cassation appeal. Issue Whether the registration of a same-sex marriage was possible under Russian legislation pertaining to marriages. Facts The Tver Civil Registry Department in Moscow refused to allow the plaintiffs to register a same-sex marriage. The Tver District Court of Moscow upheld the decision and the plaintiffs appealed to the Moscow City […]