Y. Y. v. Turkey kararı ile Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi, şu hususu vurgulamıştır: “transseksüellerin kişisel gelişim ve fiziksel ve ahlaki bütünlük hakkından tam olarak faydalanmaları imkanı, tartışmalı bir soru olarak kabul edilemez.” Somut olay yönünden, Türkiye, başvurucunun cinsiyet değiştirme ameliyatına imkan tanımayarak, Avrupa İnsan Hakları Sözleşmesi’nin 8. maddesini ihlal etmiştir.
Y. Y. v. Turkey kararı, “http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/” adresinden erişilebilirdir.
Y. Y. v. Turkey kararının basın duyurusu, “http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/webservices/content/pdf/003-5032376-6183620” adresinden erişilebilirdir.
Bu basın duyurusunun özeti, İngilizce haliyle, aşağıdaki gibidir:
Refusal to authorise transsexual to have access to gender reassignment surgery breached right to respect for private life
In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Y. Y. v. Turkey (application no. 14793/08) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights
The case concerned the refusal by the Turkish authorities to grant authorisation for gender reassignment surgery on the grounds that the person requesting it, a transsexual, was not permanently unable to procreate.
The Court reiterated that the possibility for transsexuals to have full enjoyment of the right to personal development and physical and moral integrity could not be regarded as a controversial question. It considered that, even supposing that the denial of the applicant’s initial request for access to such surgery had been based on a relevant ground, it was not based on a sufficient ground.
The resulting interference with the applicant’s right to respect for his private life could not be considered “necessary” in a democratic society.
In denying the applicant, for many years, the possibility of undergoing such an operation, the State had breached the applicant’s right to respect for his private life.