Combating Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity: Council of Europe Standards

Council of Europe, dist. by Bernan & Renouf. 2011. 111p. pap. $38.

The book cover of "Combating Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity" by the Council of Europe Standards features an extended arm waving a rainbow flag in front of a government building.  The flag of Europe is waved by a person not shown in the photo.


The Council of Europe—a major human rights organization—has developed 18 standards, resolutions, and recommendations concerning the rights of lesbian, gay, bi­sexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. This compilation serves mainly as a reference for European governments and NGOs but also provides model language for legislation, regulations, and policy statements worldwide. A reader with no legal training can immediately grasp this material. Suitable for both law libraries and LGBT studies collections.




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