During the 4th IDAHO International Forum in Copenhagen Montenegro Government Minister Numanović announced the OutLeadership initiative as a platform for the promotion of diversity and LGBT inclusion in the Western Balkans. This initiative is led by the Government of Montenegro, in partnership with OutLeadership New York, US UCLA Faculty of Law - Williams Institute, Egale Canada, and the European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law (ESCOL), as well as a number of other institutions, universities and the world's best-known experts in this field.
Today the Slovenian Constitutional Court published a decision with which it declared as unconstitutional a legal provision requiring for same-sex partnership registration to be done at the official administrative office premises only. This decision is similar to the one of the Austrian Constitutional Court from 2013.
The European Court of Human Right ruled that the exclusion of same-sex couples from family-reunification is discrimination banned by the European Convention of Human Rights.
The European Court of Human Rights today, in a case litigated by ECSOL-member Alexander Schuster, found that Italy violated Article 8 ECHR by not introducing any form of legal recognition of same-gender couples. Whereas equal marriage, for the time being, remains a decision for the Member States, recognition of same-gender unions, at least in the form of a registered partnership, is a human right.