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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2011)0427 (28/09/2011)

Type: Acts of the European Union: Resolutions of the European Parliament

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 09/28/2011

Subject: The European Parliament, reiterating that human rights are universal and indivisible, and apply equally to all regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity, regrets that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are not yet always fully upheld in the European Union, including the right to bodily integrity, the right to private and family life, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the right to freedom of assembly, the right to non-discrimination, the right to freedom of movement, including the right to free movement for same-sex couples and their families, the right of access to preventive health care, the right to medical treatment and the right to asylum. The Parliament recalls Member States' obligation to protect or grant asylum to third country nationals escaping or risking persecution in their country of origin on the basis of their sexual orientation, as laid down in Directive 2004/83/EC on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted.

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Freedom to hold opinions - Art. 12 Freedom of association - Art. 18 Right to asylum - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Solidarity - Art. 34 Social security

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