On 8 October, FRA gave a presentation drawing from its research on the fight against Homophobia and Transphobia at the launch of the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme in Spain.
It spoke about FRA’s Handbook on European non-discrimination law, available in Spanish and other EU official languages, which is used as basic training material for the Programme. FRA’s also covered results from its recent survey ‘a long way to go for LGBTI equality’ and its comparative legal analysis on ‘Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the EU’.
The programme aims to support Council of Europe Member States in implementing European human rights norms in the fight against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia. There is a special focus on the European Convention of Human Rights, other Council of Europe instruments and EU law.
This particular programme is aimed at lawyers, judges and prosecutors in Spain as well as lawyers in Latin America. The Council of Europe launched the programme in cooperation with the General Council of Lawyers in Spain.