Alekseyev v Russia, Nos. 4916/07, 25924/08, 14599/09, 2010

This case concerned prohibitions on LGBT pride marches. The Russian government contended that the ban had the legitimate aim of maintaining public order and protecting public morals. The European Court of Human Rights rejected this argument and held that the ban violated the applicant’s right to freedom of assembly and association under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court also rejected the government’s contention that allowances should be made for the strong cultural opposition towards homosexuality in Russia.