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Rejecting name change request of transgender abuse of rights: Supreme Court

Turkey's Supreme Court has reversed a decision of a local court that rejected a transgender person's name change request for not having a sex-change operation, calling it a "violation of rights."

A man, identified by initials H.K., wanted to change his name to "D," as per the lawsuit

European Court Awards Compensation to Montenegro Terror Convict

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France. Photo: EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER

"The court finds that a period exceeding four years and three months to decide on a case such as an applicant's, and in particular in view of what was at stake for him, was excessive and failed to meet the 'reasonable time' requirement," the Strasbourg-based rights court's ruling said.

Retroactive pensions – Today the decision for 300,000 public sector retirees

Today, Wednesday, September 15, the major Plenary Session of the Court of Auditors is meeting for the retroactive funds owed to 300,000 state pensioners, amounting to 1.5-2 billion euros.

It is clear that this development is creating fiscal headaches for the government, which has not yet been able to repay its previous debts.

STA and UKOM agree to resume talks

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Press Agency (STA) and Government Communication Office (UKOM) agreed to resume talks aimed at signing the annual agreement to fund the STA public service as the two directors were hosted by President Borut Pahor for a meeting at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.

Equality ombudsman: Unvaccinated soldiers are not discriminated against

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s equal opportunities ombudsman has established that there has been no indirect discrimination against unvaccinated members of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) after he was prompted to look into the situation by a soldiers’ trade union. He did however issue a warning.

AKP to publicize new charter draft by early 2022, says Erdoğan

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will be ready to publicize its drafted brand-new charter in the first months of 2022, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said while repeating his call on all political parties to do the same in a bid to create a joint blueprint.