Lawyers of our project provided 710 legal advice
30 lawyers participated in our project’s work
We conducted or continue to conduct 82 court trials in the interests of 63 transgender people, including:
40 applicants were able to receive positive court judgements
6 of which are cases of legal recognition without surgery
1 is a case about name change without legal gender change
4 applicants received denial in courts of first instance and decided not to continue legal procedures
3 applicants, who received denial in courts of first instance, were helped to appeal to a higher court
1 applicant was helped to appeal to European Court of Human Rights
14 cases are being processed by first instance courts
1 applicant suspended legal case for formal reasons
1 applicant managed to receive legal recognition before appealing to court
We prepared and held several seminars about the rights of transgender people for transgenders, their partners and relatives, including a webinar about legal gender recognition and name change.
We prepared and conducted several trainings for lawyers working with transgender clients
We provided several international organizations with information concerning legal gender recognition – UN Committee against torture, UN Human Rights Committee, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, European Social Committee, European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe), Transgender Europe (TGEU)
We helped transgender people from 45 regions of Russia
Results of our work for 2014
In 2014 we provided
times more than the number of the legal advice provided in 2013
legal advice were provided to transgender people from Crimea.
Moreover, either legal advice or contacts of specialists were provided in the respective countries to the people from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India, Uzbekistan and Norway.
Feedback about our work
Competent recommendations for action, adequacy and kindness of the project members, all this conveys good impression of the project. It is important that the help is free, as many people can’t afford legal assistance on a paying basis. (A., February 4, 2014)
You work is really valuable, helpful, important and needful. I haven’t had an opportunity to get acquainted with the different kinds of service you provide, but the answer to my question was incredibly prompt, thoughtful, detailed and very helpful. My gratitude to you is endless. (N., March 15, 2014)
I have very good first impression of your work. There is only one request — that you keep on working. (S., March 18, 2014)
I was helped a lot by providing legal advice on commission, and I thank you for that. If not for the lawyers of this project, I would have had to be supervised by transphobic psychiatrists, who obviously have nothing in common with being professional. (M., December 28, 2014)
We prepared 4 publications on the trans*-people rights in Russia.
Transgender people name change
Transgender people birth record change
Transgender people family rights
Passport and other documents change related to the passport sex change by transgender people
The lawyers of the project accompanied our clients in 40 court trials in 14 regions of Russia. Our lawyers represented interests of 29 trans*-people from 13 Russian regions.
Examples of positive court decisions we received: