The national LGBT* rights organization LGL proudly presents its brand new publication “Transgender people’s human rights standards: gender reassignment and legal recognition” in Lithuanian. The publication is intended to share the best practices for the protection of transgender persons’ human rights as far as medical gender reassignment and legal recognition are concerned.
The publication developed in the course of a discussion on the need of a regulatory for gender reassignment and its legal recognition in Lithuania. In order to consolidate at international level the standards of transgender people’s human rights and harmonize the national legal regulation, the publication proposes to move towards the highest human rights standards and challenge the consolidated paradigm, that is to say, a legal recognition of gender reassignment associated with gender reassignment surgery. The paradigm needs to be decoupled of any redundant requirements and needs adjustments not only in order to allow for the effective implementation of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case against Lithuania, but also to create a solid foundation for Lithuania to establish a quick, transparent and accessible gender change procedure.
Taking into account the widespread transphobia institutionalized in the country, the national LGBT* rights organization LGL aims at impacting the legislative/political initiatives in the country in order to foster a change in the legal and political attitude towards transgender persons’ human rights.
The publication is a part of the project “Towards Practical Implementation of LGBT* Rights in Lithuania” which is supported by the NGO Programme Lithuania funded by EEA Grants. The project supports the implementation of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism NGO program. The Kingdom of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein has developed the EEA and Norwegian financial mechanisms in order to contribute to the economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA).