IHRA has made a formal submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to a questionnaire seeking information to fulfil its mandate in Human Rights Council resolution 40/5 on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport.
Public submissions (page 2 of 7)
Public submissions to governments, institutions and other bodies.
This paper is a formal response to the Health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations Information and resource paper published by the Department of Health & Human Services in Victoria earlier this year
IHRA is generally supportive of the Tasmanian inquiry. We are very pleased that States and Territories are beginning to consider protections for the bodily integrity of children with intersex variations. However, the detail gives cause for concern.
This report by IHRA was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It was endorsed by the AIS Support Group Australia, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia and People with Disability Australia.
In November 2018, we made a brief submission to the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee, Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory regarding reform of birth registration. Our submission was made in line with the Darlington Statement.
IHRA has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission regarding its discussion paper on reform of the family law system, with a focus on reform of the welfare jurisdiction to ensure that children with intersex variations and persons with disabilities are protected from harmful practices.
IHRA has made a submission to the Senate inquiry on legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff.
IHRA has made a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, kindly endorsed by the AIS Support Group Australia, Disabled People’s Organisations of Australia, National LGBTI Health Alliance, and People with Disability Australia. As a member of the Australian Child Rights Taskforce, IHRA also participated in the development and submission of a joint shadow report.
We are pleased to share our submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on protecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions. It is kindly endorsed by the AIS Support Group Australia, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia, LGBTI Legal Service and People with Disability Australia.
Morgan Carpenter, for IHRA (then OIIAU), and Bonnie Hart, for the AISSGA, made a joint letter of submission in March to the Medical Board of Australia on proposed “Draft revised guidelines Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship”.
IHRA has made a submission to the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the sex and gender standards in relation to the 2021 Census, and on collecting information on people with intersex variations.
IHRA has made a Shadow Report submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), on the situation of intersex people in Australia. This submission builds upon recent submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission and the UN Human Rights Committee.