Fedotova and Others v. Russia: Dawn of a new era for European LGBTQ families?

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The judgment of the Grand Chamber in the case of Fedotova and Others v. Russia has recognized the right to legalized same-sex unions under the Convention, thereby significantly impacting LGBTQ rights throughout Europe. However, this decision also presents intricate challenges concerning the Court's legitimacy, and resilience amidst the prevailing culture wars on LGBTQ rights. Following an introduction to the factual background of the case, the note proceeds to analyse the Court's judgment. Section 4 critically evaluates the judgment and examines its extensive implications on geopolitical affairs and the ongoing culture wars. Finally, section 5 provides a concluding statement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-228
Number of pages13
JournalMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


  • ECHR
  • families
  • Fedotova
  • LGBTQ families
  • registered partnerships


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