Trans in the Spotlight!
Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity


The Recommendation is the first and only agreement between governments to combat discrimination against transgender, and bisexual, lesbian and gay people in Europe. It defines a set of concrete measures member states should implement to improve the human rights situation in their country. Concerns of trans people are included throughout and in specific areas, such as:

  • Change of name and gender marker in all areas of life
  • Access to Health without Discrimination
  • Trans-related Health Care
  • Trans in Employment
  • Other areas

What is the Recommendation? Why does it matter?

The Spotlight publication gives an overview what the recommendation is, why it matters to trans people and what should be done by member states to its implementation.

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Read the complete text of the recommendation (External link)