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Monday, 15 November 2010

Report: Human Rights For Transgender People

In ‘Human Rights And Gender Identity,’ Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights stakes out the key battlegrounds in the anti-discrimination campaign waged by transgender people.

“The human rights situation of transgender persons has long been ignored and neglected, although the problems they face are serious and often specific to this group alone,” the Human Rights Commissioner declares in the report’s introduction.

“Transgender people experience a high degree of discrimination, intolerance and outright violence. Their basic human rights are violated, including the right to life, the right to physical integrity and the right to health.”

Read the report

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