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Intersex advocacy at the UN 26th Human Rights Council

…e first ever side event on intersex issues during a session of the 25th UN Human Rights Council. Earlier this month, we wrote in support of a Swiss Shadow Report on the rights of the child. With the very kind support of ARC International, Morgan and Tony are both now participating in events in Geneva around the 26th Human Rights Council. Morgan participated in events of the first week; Tony is participating in events of the second week. Joint stat…

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Submission to the Australian Attorney-General’s National Human Rights Action Plan consultation

… [6] Victorian Human Rights Commission, option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=714&Itemid=543 [7] Norrie v Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages [2011] NSWADT 102, [8] Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW, Annual Report 2008-09, adb/ll_adb.nsf/vwFiles/ADBAnnualReport0809.pdf/$f…


Open Letter on Intersex to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

…and internationally. Download open letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (PDF) Open Letter: A Call for the Inclusion of Human Rights for Intersex People Authored by Hida Viloria, Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International, Director, OII USA, 415-374-1255 Presented at the 2nd International Intersex Forum of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) and it’s European Region (ILGA-Europe), De…

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Human Rights Council side event on intersex rights

Human Rights Council side event: Intersex rights at the Human Rights Council Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020 Time: 1:30 PM Central European Summer Time / 9:30 PM AEST (ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC) / 7:30 PM AWST (WA) The side event, taking place during the 44th session of the Human Rights Council, seeks to discuss human rights violations against intersex persons, unpack the mechanisms that lead to discrimination and violence of intersex persons in all spheres of…

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Federal election 2019 – party positions on intersex human rights and health

…uring the virtual town hall, Morgan Carpenter asked a question on intersex human rights at 45:50. Watch the video on Facebook Election surveys IHRA, AISSGA and Equality Australia have put pre-election surveys to the major parties ahead of the federal election on 18 May. These include a survey by IHRA and AISSGA, and an Equality Australia survey on LGBTI issues with IHRA input. Only Labor and the Greens responded to the IHRA/AISSGA survey. To inclu…

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Shadow Report submission to the UN Human Rights Committee

…arantees non-discrimination on the basis of sex and birth.[2] A pattern of human rights abuses on infants, children and adolescents born with intersex traits (variations of sex characteristics) occurs in Australia, without any form of effective, independent scrutiny or oversight, often based on gender stereotypes, and lacking a scientific basis. Evidence of abuses includes the unnecessary sterilisation of a 5-year old child with the approval of th…

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UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights issues recommendation on intersex human rights

…and Cultural Rights, has issued a recommendation to Australia on intersex human rights for the first time. The recommendation expresses concern about involuntary or coerced medical interventions, interventions that we know to continue across the country, in the absence of medical necessity and without the child’s full and informed consent. The occasion appears to be the first time that this UN Committee has made a Concluding Observation about int…

Holly Greenberry speaking to the Human Rights Council

Human rights: first intersex-led discussions at the UN Human Rights Council

…cial Rapporteur on torture, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders on our behalf. Statement to the Human Rights Council Watch Holly here, speaking from 1:33:12. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, joined by International Lesbian and Gay Association March 10th, 2014 Mr. President This statement is also made on behalf of several intersex NGOs from around the world. We would like to congratulate the Special Rapporteur on h…

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Council of Europe on “Human rights and intersex people”

…ils Muižnieks, and report author Silvan Agius for a landmark report on the human rights of people with intersex variations. The report contains 8 clear and simple recommendations, and strong analysis. Binary classifications of sex and gender are omnipresent in our society and inform the way we understand and organise the world around us. The classification of humankind into two categories – “F” (female) and “M” (male) – and the entrenchment of tho…

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UN Treaty Body statements on intersex human rights in Australia

…the Australian government, based on clear evidence put to them by Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA), in joint NGO submissions, and NHRI submissions. Similar concluding observations were published by CEDAW in July 2018 and the Human Rights Committee in December 2017. In June 2017, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights also expressed concern with involuntary or coerced medical interventions. Background IHRA has provided evidence…

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Joint statement by 33+ countries at the UN Human Rights Council

…the world, calling on the Human Rights Council to investigate and address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Advocates from around the world worked with colleagues in ILGA World in Geneva to support this work. The joint statement Watch delivery of the statement at 15:50: Video link The text of the joint statement reads as follows: 45th Human Rights Council Genera…

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Human Rights Commissioner: Bodily autonomy is basic human right

…terilisation of intersex ppl is a fundamental breach – @timwilsoncomau @AusHuman*]}*Rights #SOGII — OII Australia (@oiiaustralia) June 10, 2015 We note that, while this report went to press, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner have both called for an end to unnecessary forced medical interventions on intersex people. Morgan Carpenter comments: This report provides a firm basis f