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Human Rights Day 2015, 10 December

Human Rights Day 2015: Our Rights (?). Our Freedoms ('). Always (Under Their Knives). Intersex Rights are Human Rights!

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Above illustration is an unofficial adaption of the official Human Rights Day 2015 logo and its slogan "Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.", made to raise awareness of the "endlessly emerging issue" of "Intersex Rights Are Human Rights!".

10 December is International Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. This year's Human Rights Day also commemorates 50 years adoption of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), the latter amongst other things ensuring Children's Rights, the Right to Freedom from Torture, and the Right of Freedom from Medical Experimentation, to this day protections most important to intersex prople. Currently the UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee), the UN body governing the CCPR, is investigating Intersex Genital Mutilations as a breach of the Covenant.

On Human Rights Day 2015, Zwischengeschlecht.org / StopIGM.org will hold a peaceful vigil outside the Swiss government building in Berne to highlight the complicity of Switzerland in the ongoing Intersex Genital Mutilations, despite the criticism by the Swiss National Ethics Commission NEK-CNE of the human rights violations of intersex people, and several reprimands by UN committees, including by the Committee of the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Committee against Torture (CAT) – (more info on the protest in German).

See also:
Historic 56th Session of Committee against Torture questions 5 Governments on IGM

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 as a Harmful Practice
>>> Download PDF (3.14 MB)     >>> Table of Contents

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Eliminating IGM practices by making 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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