Civil and political rights - - Europe

The state decides who I am

19.05.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

“European countries are violating the fundamental rights of those seeking legal change”,  says Amnesty International in this report, which details how transgender people are forced to undergo invasive surgeries, sterilization, hormonal treatments or psychiatric examinations before they can change their identity under the law. The report focuses on seven countries in Europe. It highlights the human rights violations caused by the procedures for obtaining a change of civil status in Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Belgium and Germany. It also points out that there was no procedure in Ireland, although legislation on this issue was foreseen.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Amnesty International
  • Publishing house : Amnesty International
  • Publication date : 2014
  • Number of pages : 36
  • Language : French, English


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