Austria: Same-Sex Couples Allowed to Get Married Starting January 2019

(Dec. 12, 2017) On December 4, 2017, the Austrian Constitutional Court (Verfassungsgerichtshof Ö& #xD 6; sterreich, VfGH) overruled the arrangements of the Civil Code and also the Registered Partnership Act that limit marriage to persons of different sexes as well

New Zealand: Paid Parental Leave to Be Extended to 26 Weeks by 2020

(Dec. 5, 2017) On November 30, 2017, the New Zealand Parliament elected to pass regulation that will certainly see the current paid parental leave privilege of 18 weeks expanded in two phases: to 22 weeks from July 1, 2018, and

Brazil: New Rules Approved for Assisted Reproduction

(Nov. 20, 2017) The Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM) accepted on November 9, 2017, Resolution No. 2.168, which updates the regulations for using assisted reproduction methods. &#xA 0;-LRB- Resolu & #xE 7; & #xE 3; o

Austria/European Court of Human Rights: No Discrimination If Heterosexual Couple Is Denied Access to Registered Partnership

(Nov. 16, 2017) On October 26, 2017, the European Court of Human Legal Right (ECtHR) held in a 5 to 2 choice that there is no violation of short article 14 (restriction of discrimination) along with article 8 (right to

Brazil: Domestic Violence Law Amended

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Bahrain: Women’s Rights Activists Launch Campaign to Amend Citizenship Law

(Oct. 31, 2017) The Bahrain Civil Rights Watch Society (BHRWS), together with various other Bahrain ladies’s legal rights groups and various Members of Parliament (MPs) as well as the business community, has released a project to expand equal citizenship civil