CAT urges France to protect intersex children

As zwischengeschlecht.org (via newsletter) reports, the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) is about to publish its report on France; UN_humanrightsamong other things, the report (available in a preliminary „version avancée non éditée“ here) expresses „concern“ about non-necessary surgery performed on intersex children, and „recommends“ that France took legislative, administrative and all other necessary action to safeguard bodily integrity of intersex people. As zwischengeschlecht.org points out, this is the eleventh time that an UN organ has criticized non-necessary surgery performed on intersex children.

For an earlier report by the CAT on Germany (2011), see here:

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/docs/co/CAT.C.DEU.CO.5_en.pdf

For the forthcoming official report on France, see www.ohchr.org or check out http://stop.genitalmutilation.org/.

UPDATE: http://stop.genitalmutilation.org/post/UN-Reprimands-France-over-Intersex-Genital-Mutilations-UK-next

 

 


Christof Rolker

Prof. Dr. Christof Rolker, Historiker an der Universität Bamberg.

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Prof. Dr. Christof Rolker, Historiker an der Universität Bamberg.

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