Transgender murders go unpunished – Benjamin Witte

Hate crime is on the rise.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee turned its attention to Chile this year ? something it has not done since 1999. And, for the first time ever, the committee made a brief reference to problems affecting the country?s sexual minorities.

The Committee praised Chile for finally doing away with legislation in 1998 that criminalized homosexual relationships.

But ?the Committee is still concerned about the discrimination to which certain people are subject because of their sexual orientation. Among other areas, [discrimination] exists in the courts and in access to health care,? the UN body concluded, following its 89th session in March.