IGM as Torture or CIDT: 2015 UN-CAT Briefing, Geneva 30.07.2015
At the NGO meeting before the upcoming review of Switzerland,
Zwischengeschlecht.org / StopIGM.org had allocated 5 minutes to brief the
Committee against Torture (CAT) on Intersex and IGM Practices, and to
illustrate why IGM Practices constitute Torture or Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment (CIDT).
Our presentation went rather well. Though the Committee had no further
questions, Daniela's powerful testimony had swung it – and our thematic
intersex NGO report (Download
more) was highlighted as very informative by one of the Committee's
rapporteurs for Switzerland, who also declared interest to follow-up on our
concerns during the review (03.–04.08.) – THANKS!
We now hope for strong Concluding Observations on the topic, due on August 14. Keep your fingers crossed!