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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Partnership benefits and recognition

Frédéric Hay v Crédit agricole mutuel de Charente-Maritime et des Deux-Sèvres, Court of Justice of the European Union (12 December 2013)

Procedural Posture Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on a request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union from the French Cour De Cassation. Facts Crédit Agricole Mutuel de Charente-Maritime et des Deux-Sèvres (‘Crédit Agricole’), Frédéric Hay’s employer, refused to grant […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/CHN/HKG/CO/3, 26 March 2013: Hong Kong, China

23. The Committee is concerned about the absence of legislation explicitly prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and reported discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the private sector (article 2 and 26). Hong Kong, China should consider enacting legislation that specifically prohibits discrimination on ground of sexual orientation and gender […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/AUT/CO/7-8, 1 March 2013: Austria

Marriage and family life 50. While taking note of the enactment of an Act Governing Registered Partnerships of 2010, which provides for a legal framework for cohabiting couples of the same sex, the Committee notes the lack of an equivalent regulation for couples of the opposite sex, in particular concerning the provision of maintenance and […]

General Recommendation No. 29 on article 16 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Economic consequences of marriage, family relations and their dissolution, CEDAW/C/GC/29, 26 February 2013

IV. VARIOUS FORMS OF FAMILY 16. General recommendation No. 21, in its paragraph 13, acknowledges that families take many forms and underscores the obligation of equality within the family under all systems, “both at law and in private”. 17. Subsequent statements by other entities in the United Nations system confirm this understanding that “the concept […]

Sentenza 10373/2012, Administrative Court of Lazio, Italy (13 December 2012)

Even though same-sex couples are not explicitly recognized in Italy, the surviving partner of a same-sex couple has a right of tenancy. Sentenza 10373/2012, Administrative Court of Lazio, Italy (13 December 2012) (Full text of judgment in English, PDF)