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UN Human Rights Council

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…

Bodily integrity: a figure of a body enclosed in a circle

Bodily integrity

…nding violence and harmful practices on intersex people by UN and regional human rights institutions → UN and regional human rights institutions, like intersex organisations and advocates, have condemned these practices. When performed early, without personal informed consent, deferrable interventions violate our rights to freedom from torture and experimentation, and to liberty and security, privacy, and equality before the law (United Nations Hu…

Respons to the paper "Health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations"

Response to the Victorian paper on the health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations

…t the Victorian government will come to terms with the need to protect the human rights of people born with intersex variations in medical settings, and act on that need. Similarly, we hear repeated claims of leadership by different Australian governments on intersex issues. We are seeing a trend towards consideration of the needs of intersex populations, but this work is sadly often grounded in misconceptions (notably the ideas that intersex peop…

Caduceus

Clinical opposition to early intersex medical interventions grows

…thout. We review this opposition here. Global organisations Physicians for Human Rights In October 2017, Physicians for Human Rights, a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, published a statement opposing non-medically necessary surgeries without consent: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today called for an end to all medically unnecessary surgical procedures that seek to alter gonads, genitals, or internal sex organs of children born with atypi…

Darlington retreat

Darlington Statement

…ex human rights movement in our countries, under six headings: a preamble, human rights and legal reform; health and wellbeing; peer support; allies; and education, awareness and employment. Affirm the Darlington Statement Download PDF copy Read on the Darlington Statement website Read on the AISSGA site Read on the Intersex Day site Read via the QUT ePrints service Most participants at the Darlington retreat. Photo courtesy of Phoebe Hart. Darlin…

OHCHR

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

…ogyakartaprinciples.org/ [6] Victorian Human Rights Commission, http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/index.php? option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=714&Itemid=543 [7] Norrie v Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages [2011] NSWADT 102, http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=151840 [8] Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW, Annual Report 2008-09, http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/ adb/ll_adb.nsf/vwFiles/ADBAnnualReport0809.pdf/$f…

Screenshot from a virtual town hall meeting, April 2019

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…

Holly, speaking to the UN 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…

No intersex genital mutilation

Chilean Ministry of Health issues instructions stopping “normalising” interventions on intersex children

…about their bodies“, while work takes place to develop protocols that meet human rights standards. Publication of the report builds upon previous work at international and national level. The Circular quotes a 2013 report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an Argentinian human rights report, and a 2015 World Health Organization report on sexual health and the law. Mauro Cabral has played a significant role in each of those arenas. T…

My Body, My Choice

The Yogyakarta Principles +10 launched

…and bodily integrity, but not all modifications to sex characteristics are human rights violations, some might be regarded as reparative or affirming of a gender or religious identity, when freely chosen. The term ‘sex characteristics’ is already used to define intersex and tackle violence and discrimination against intersex bodies, including in Maltese legislation that protects all children from unconsented and non-urgent modifications to their s…

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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…