Judge Decides: Transgender Women are Included in the Crime of Feminicide

Judge Waldir Leôncio Lopes Júnior says he is aware of the "controversy surrounding the issue." However, "one cannot fail to consider the dual vulnerability to which transgender women, the group to which the victim belongs, are exposed."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Third Criminal Panel of the Federal Appellate Court in Brasília (TJ DF) rejected an appeal and sustained as attempted feminicide a crime committed against a transgender woman. The decision was unanimous.

When analyzing the case, Judge Waldir Leôncio Lopes J . . .

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