Conflict & Justice

Dutch Transgender Law Violates Rights

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Boris Dittrich (Photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg/Wikipedia)

The Human Rights Watch issued an 85-page report Tuesday, asking the Dutch government to overturn a 26-year-old law.

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The advocacy group claims it violates the human rights of transgender people. As it stands now, the law requires transgender people to take hormones to undergo surgery before they can have their gender legally recognized.

Human Rights Watch wants to see this law changed.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Boris Dittrich who is a former member of the Dutch parliament and currently an Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch.

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