IAD 2016: Soon 20 UN Reprimands for Intersex Genital Mutilations!

[ Archived of original version of 26.10.2016     >>> updated current list here ]

Zwischengeschlecht.org on FacebookToday on Intersex Awareness Day 2016, we are celebrating

20 years of nonviolent intersex protests, and

soon 20 UN reprimands for Intersex Genital Mutilations, expected no later than early March next year – with even more already in the making, also way beyond 2017!

The following is a breakdown of all previous UN reprimands – with soon 14 countries in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania reprimanded so far – plus the very next to follow, including links to all binding recommendations in full:

IGM Practices: UN Reprimands by Treaty Body, Year and Country

• Committee against Torture (CAT) “inhuman treatment”:
   2011: Germany
   2015: Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong
   2016: France
  ca. 2018: U.S.A.?   Australia? 

• Committee on the Right of the Child (CRC) “harmful practice”:
   2015: Switzerland, Chile
   2016: France, Ireland, UK, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa

• Committee for Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) “violation of integrity”:
   2015: Germany
   2016: Chile, Italy, Uruguay 

• Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) “harmful practice”:
   2016: France, Switzerland, Netherlands

• Human Rights Committee (HRCttee – CCPR) “non-therapeutic experimentation“:
   2017: Switzerland?

Hermaphrodites With Attitude, Boston 26.10.1996On 26 October, Intersex People, Survivors, Partners, Families, Friends and Allies around the globe celebrate Intersex Awareness Day, commemorating the very first INTERSEX PROTEST in Boston in 1996 against the Annual Convention of the American Academy of Padiatrics (AAP), and in support of over 20 Years of Organised Struggle to End INTERSEX GENITAL MUTILATIONS.

See also:
“Harmful Medical Practice”: UN, COE, ACHPR, IACHR condem IGM
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC): IGM = Harmful Practice + Violence
UN Committee against Torture (CAT) 2015: IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
UN Women’s Rights Committee (CEDAW): IGM = Harmful Practice
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Violation of Integrity
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) to examine IGM Practices
CAT 2011: Germany must investigate IGM practices and compensate survivors!

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Intersex Genital Mutilations • 17 Most Common Forms
Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM – Historical Overview  What is Intersex?  How Common are IGMs?
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IGM as a Harmful Practice: 2015 UN-CRC Briefing
• IGM: A Survivor’s Perspective • Intersex Movement History
• What are Variations of Sex Anatomy?  • What are IGM Practices?
• IGM and Human Rights  • Conclusion: IGM is a Harmful Practice
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Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN expert meeting on Intersex Human Rights

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