UN, COE, ACHPR, IACHR: "End violence and harmful medical practices on intersex people" – Intersex Awareness Day 2016
“States must, as a matter of urgency, prohibit medically unnecessary surgery and procedures on intersex children. They must uphold the autonomy of intersex adults and children and their rights to health, to physical and mental integrity, to live free from violence and harmful practices and to be free from torture and ill-treatment. Intersex children and their parents should be provided with support and counselling, including from peers. [...]
States should investigate human rights violations against intersex people, hold those found guilty of perpetrating such violations accountable and provide intersex people subjected to abuse with redress and compensation.”
>>> This fabulous joint statement (fr|es) by 11 human rights agencies and experts around the world from the UN (including CAT, CRC, CRPD, SPT, SRT, SRSG VAC), the Council of Europe (COE), the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (CHPR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is by far the most powerful of all declarations we've seen so far around this year's Intersex Awareness Day. Please share (again)!