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Other Decisions The Advisory Opinion OC-24/17 (23/11/2017)

Authority: American Commission on Human rights

Date: 11/23/2017

Subject: The Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Courts of Human Rights on “Identidad de Género e Igualdad y no Discriminación a parejas del mismo sexo”, requested by the Republic of Costa Rica, established that the change of the name and of the public registries and identity documents, in virtue of the self-perceived gender identity, is a right recognized by the Convention, and that the Convention protects the family deriving from same-sex couples, to whom the States must recognize and guarantee all the rights descending from the recognition of such family, as well as the access to all rights provided for by the national legal systems

Parties: República de Costa Rica

Original language: Spanish

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Art. 9 Right to marry - Right to found a family - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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