47 countries of the European Council have unanimously adopted the landmark recommendations on human rights for LGBT people. On March 31st, 2010 the CE Ministers' Committee represented by 47 national governments has unanimously adopted landmark "Recommendations on the measures aimed at overcoming discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and / or gender identity".
It is the first ever intergovernmental agreement on measures to protect and enforce gay rights in the world.
The paper contains a road map of detailed measures in the sphere of gay hate crimes, gay hate speeches, freedom of gatherings, self-expression and peaceful meetings, respect of private life, labour warranties, education, health services, sport activities, asylum and lodging.
Mr. Igor Kochetkov, the Chairman of the Russian LGBT-Network, said that "Ministers' Committee adopted its Recommendations by consensus.
It meant that Russia had agreed thereupon and obliged to take measures to prevent discrimination of people on the grounds of their sexual orientation and gender identity".
Translated by Yerdna Bananes