Friday, November 04, 2005

Amnesty Interational: Police Abuse and Misconduct against the LGBT Community

Amnesty International has released a report detailing human rights abuses suffered by members of the LGBT community that are perpetuated by law enforcement officials. The report highlights the treatment of LGBT individuals by the police within the larger framework of identity-based discrimination, and demonstrates how the interplay between different forms of discrimination, such as racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, create the conditions in which human rights abuses are perpetuated.

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