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Intersex Genital Mutilations in France: Report to the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) – So far 10 UN Verdicts Condemning IGM

>>> France Questioned over IGM Practices by the UN Committee against Torture

IGM = Torture, NOT 'Discrimination' or 'Gender Identity'Intersex human rights defenders Vincent Guillot and submitted a new thematic intersex NGO report for the upcoming CAT review of France, Tue 19 Apr 10-13h + Wed 20 Apr 15-18h.

The report includes updated sections on IGM in France and on legislation against IGM practices as a requirement under CAT, an updated bibliography of human rights bodies verdicts and NGO reports, and 2 case stories of IGM survivors.

NGO Report to the 7th Periodic Report of France on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

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Vincent Guillot / on Facebook10 Verdicts by UN Treaty Bodies Condemning IGM – And Counting ...

The Committee against Torture (CAT) has repeatedly considered Intersex IGM as constituting at least inhuman treatment in breach of the Concention against Tortute, and already reprimanded Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Hong Kong.

The Committee in the Rights of the Child (CRC) considers IGM as violence and a harmful practice (like FGM) and so far reprimanded Switzerland, Chile, France and Ireland over IGM.

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) also considers IGM as inhuman treatment and reprimanded Germany.

In all above 10 verdicts, the Committes issued binding recommendations to take legislative action to end the practice and/or to ensure access to redress and justice for IGM survivors.

In addition, the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) as the governing body of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) is currently investigating IGM and called on Switzerland to disclose statistics.

>>> France Questioned over IGM Practices by the UN Committee against Torture
French Gov: IGM-Perpetrators "best suited" to "prevent" Mutilations 

See also:
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC) 2015: IGM = Harmful Practice
UN Committee against Torture (CAT) 2015: IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) to examine IGM Practices
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) condems IGM
Historic 56th Session of Committee against Torture reprimands 4 Governments over IGM 
CAT 2011: Germany must investigate IGM practices and compensate survivors! 

IGM as Torture or CIDT: 2015 UN-CAT Briefing
 1.  Personal Testimony – A Survivor's Perspective
 2.  IGM Practices as Torture or Cruel, Inhuman or
 Degrating Treatment (CIDT)       3.  Recommendations
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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 in Geneva 26.–27.10.2015
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