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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Partnership benefits and recognition

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/CHL/CO/5-6, 12 November 2012: Chile

Definition of equality and non-discrimination 10. While noting that the new anti-discrimination legislation includes the prohibition of discrimination based on sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, the Committee remains concerned that the State party failed to incorporate, in this legislation, a comprehensive definition of discrimination against women in accordance with article 1 of the Convention, […]

1 BvL 16/11, Federal Constitutional Court, Germany (18 July 2012)

In the event of a “divorce,” registered partners should have the same land transfer tax benefits as married couples. The Court gave the legislature a time frame to revise the regulations in order to apply retroactively. 1 BvL 16/11, Constitutional Court of Germany (18 July 2012), (Full text of Judgment in German, URL)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/20/27/Add.3, 19 June 2012: Nigeria

Nigeria: Alleged restrictions on the rights to freedom of association and of peaceful assembly of groups defending lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights 228. JAL 20/12/2011. Case no. NGA 5/2011. State Reply: None to date. Excellency, We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection […]

2 BvR 1397/09, Federal Constitutional Court, Germany (19 June 2012)

Court requires equal treatment of family bonuses for registered same sex couples. Bonuses can be retroactively reclaimed from the date that the law on registered partnerships came into force (2001). 2 BvR 1397/09, Constitutional Court of Germany (19 June 2012), (Full text of judgment in German, URL)

Sentencia C-238/12, Constitutional Court of Colombia (4 May 2012)

Survivor pension rights for same-sex partner, based on reasoning of Sentencia T-716/11 and Sentencia C-029/09 of the Constitutional Court. Sentencia C-238/12, Constitutional Court of Colombia (4 May 2012), (Full text of judgment in Spanish, PDF)