Transphobic abuse from the law enforcement is a global issue

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Human Dignity Trust (HDT) has found that trans and gender diverse people are terribly mistreated (read: criminalized, abused, harassed and so on) if they have to deal with law enforcement, regardless of where it happens. Published to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on May 17th, he Injustice Exposed: The Criminalisation of Transgender People and its Impact report shows that even in countries that legally forbid to discriminate against transgender individuals, the law enforcement officers still find the way to do it. “It is truly shocking that in many countries around the world, regardless of the legislative landscape, it is the police who are most feared by trans and gender-diverse people,” said Téa Braun, HDT’s Director, reminding people that the word ‘police’ originally meant ‘ones who protect’, but instead of protecting they create a threat themselves. The report provides case studies of how state authorities commit violence against trans and gender-diverse people “without any purported justification in law.”

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