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Comparison of Hate Crime Rates Across Protected and Unprotected Groups

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Comparison of Hate Crime Rates Across Protected and Unprotected Groups

Sexual orientation and gender identity are not currently covered by federal hate crime laws. This analysis compares victimization rates for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals with groups already covered by hate crime laws. Results indicate that the hate crime rate against lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals is comparable to the rate of hate crimes against already protected groups. While the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reports an average of 213 hate crimes per year, the federal government has no system in place for documenting or collecting these statistics. This discrepancy indicates a need for including gender identity in hate crime tracking laws, and extending legislative protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. By Rebecca Stotzer.


By Williams Project ,USA.


Human Rights Policy Resource.


Peter Gabriel’s WITNESS Convenes Global Human Rights Defenders in Montreal

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Peter Gabriel’s WITNESS Convenes Global Human Rights Defenders in Montreal

(Montreal, July 3, 2007)—WITNESS, the human rights organization founded by musician and activist Peter Gabriel, is proud to announce the launch of the Video Advocacy Institute (VAI), a unique and innovative program that will train global human rights defenders to use video as a tool for advocacy and social change


By WITNESS, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.


Thailand - Thailand: ICJ recommends Thai Government withdraw internal security bill

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Thailand - Thailand: ICJ recommends Thai Government withdraw internal security bill

In a letter submitted to the Council of State today (the Cabinet's legal advisory body), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) set out its concerns about Thailand's proposed Internal Security Act and recommended the Interim Government withdraw the Bill, because it would undermine rule of law principles.


By ICJ, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.