21/05/2007 | Writer: KAOS GL

May 18, 2007
Turkish Daily News

A two-day international meeting against homophobia kicked off yesterday in the Turkish capital, with most speakers focusing on the legal vacuum in safeguarding the rights of homosexuals in Turkey and abroad.

Zehra Kabasakal, expert on political science and women studies, discussed the issue in the context of international human rights, complaining that the United Nations is lacking a universal charter on the rights of homosexuals and that none of the U.N. documents make a direct reference to homosexuality.

Tags: human rights