The Albanian People’s Advocate Igli Totozani recently met with LGBT representatives emphasizing on that occasion that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT) are human rights. Albanian public institutions and civil society have the duty to protect and respect their rights.
The Ombudsman encouraged other competent institutions to take the right steps for the revision and implementation of legislation which guarantees the protection of and respect for this community in Albania, stated Mr. Totozani.
The People’s Advocate will draft an agreement with LGBT representatives based on the exchange of information and observations of human rights violations. The agreement should lead to joint initiatives and proposals with respect to the enhancement of legislation implementation. A report will be tabled assessing the problems faced by this community including recommendations to the Parliament.
Source: People's Advocate