The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has set up a Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. It is responsible for equality, discrimination (on any grounds), all forms of racism, xenophobia and the situation of minorities.
“A too great number of LGBT people across Europe are being barred from being themselves. Their ability to enjoy their basic human right of living with dignity, to enjoy life and express themselves freely without discrimination, is being denied.”
On 20 March, FRA took part in a meeting of the Council of Europe's Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) which discussed the implementation of Council’s recommendation on fundamental rights of LGBT people.