Wednesday 5 July 2023

Webinar on the Implementation of ECtHR Judgments concerning Legal Gender Recognition

On 13 July from 10:00 to 11:30 CET, the European Implementation Network (EIN) and Transgender Europe (TGEU) are organizing a webinar entitled 'From Court to Practice: Implementing European Court of Human Rights Rulings'. The online webinar will discuss the implementation process of ECtHR judgments concerning legal gender recognition.

Here is a description of the event:

'Recently, trans people have won many cases on legal gender recognition. These cases found that their human rights were violated by the country they live in. This is particularly apparent at the European Court of Human Rights. However, few people know what comes next. How can you make this legal win also translate into real change for trans people? 

Implementation, and the promised increase of rights for trans people, is often not automatic or immediate. Civil Society involvement is important to ensure that governments implement Court decisions properly. This is particularly relevant where broader measures, beyond the individual applicant, are concerned. For instance, when a ruling requires legal gender recognition procedures to be established.

Join us 13 July from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST to learn how to: 

- navigate the implementation process
- hold your country accountable for human rights violations
- get the most out of European Court of Human Rights rulings.

This webinar explains the implementation process. It will walk you through how NGOs and lawyers can get involved in ECtHR implementation. 

We will discuss practical steps in how to make a formal submission (Rule 9.2 submission). As this webinar is specifically focussed on legal gender recognition, we will also provide information on pending legal gender recognition cases in the implementation process.

Lawyers and activists will share their experiences with using the procedure to advance trans rights. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar is of particular interest for lawyers and activists from countries that currently have cases in the implementation process. This includes Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, North Macedonia, and Romania. It is also for lawyers and activists thinking about bringing cases to the European Court of Human Rights and, of course, those with pending cases. '

You can register here for the event.