FIDH third-party intervention: discrimination in Austria against same-sex second-parent adoption

On 1 August 2012, FIDH, jointly with ICJ, ILGA-Europe, BAAF, NELFA and ECSOL, submitted written comments concerning second-parent and step-parent adoption in Austria. This third-party intervention argues that the Austrian legislation is discriminatory as it makes both forms of adoption, granted to unmarried different-sex couples, legally impossible in the case of a same-sex couple.

FIDH-ICJ-ILGA-Europe-BAAF-NELFA-ECSOL written comments (August 2012):

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X&Others v. Austria: FIDH third-party intervention before the ECtHR - August 2012 [EN]
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