Title CASE OF RANA v. HUNGARY (Application no. 40888/17)
Publisher Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights
Publication Date 16 July 2020
Country Hungary | Islamic Republic of Iran
Topics Birth Certificates | Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity | Right to family life
Citation / Document Symbol ECLI:CE:ECHR:2020:0716JUD004088817
Other Languages / Attachments Press release ECtHR
Cite as CASE OF RANA v. HUNGARY (Application no. 40888/17), ECLI:CE:ECHR:2020:0716JUD004088817 , Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights, 16 July 2020, available at: https://www.refworld.org/cases,ECHR,5f11a1f90.html [accessed 18 May 2023]
Comments The case concerned a transgender man from Iran who had obtained asylum in Hungary but could not legally change his gender and name in that country. The Court noted that the domestic system for gender recognition had excluded the applicant simply because he did not have a birth certificate from Hungary, a change in the birth register being the way name and gender changes were legally recognised. The Court concluded that a fair balance had not been struck between the public interest and the applicant’s right to respect for his private life owing to the refusal to give him access to the legal gender recognition procedure.
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