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IGM = Hamful Practice

This week it's the turn of France to be questioned over Intersex Genital Mutilations at the 64th Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on
Friday 7 July 2016, 10-13h CET + 15-17h  CET    >>> watch live!

IGM practices in France have already been condemned by UN-CRC as a 'harmful practice' (like FGM) and 'violence against children', and by UN-CAT as 'inhuman treatment' punishable as Torture.

And even better: This isn't by far the last IGM perpetrators and complicit states will get from UN treaty bodies later this year and beyond:

2016 CEDAW France NGO Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 7th and 8th Periodic Report of France on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org
Nadine Coquet • Vincent Guillot

This is the first report on IGM as a harmful practice in violation of CEDAW Article 5 in conjunction with General recommendation No. 31, both requiring legislation to end the practice and to ensure access to redress and justice for IGM survivors.
It contains an updated bibliography of human rights bodies verdicts and NGO reports, and 2 case stories of IGM survivors from France.
 

Timetable CEDAW Review of France July 2016:
• NGO Briefing France (public):
Mon 4 July 2016 3 – 4:30 p.m.
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed): Thu 7 July 
• Review of France: Fri 8 July 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. + 3-5 p.m.
   – to be broadcasted live via treatybodywebcast.org!

The Concluding Observations for France, hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 64th Session of CEDAW (22 July 2016).

2016 CEDAW Germany NGO Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 7th and 8th Periodic Report of Germany on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

In 2009, CEDAW was the first UN treaty body to include intersex in Concluding Observations (though not IGM). Germany now mentioned intersex in their follow-up report, to which this NGO report for the List of Issues (LoI) to be formulated during the Committee's Pre-Sessional Working Group (25 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016) relates.
Review of Germany: Upcoming 66th CEDAW Session (13 Feb 2017 – 03 Mar 2017)
The Concluding Observations for Germany hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices are due at the end the 66th Session (03 March 2017).

[NGO Report to the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for 6th Periodic Report of the Unites States of America on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)]

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Compiled by:
interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

The 59th Session of the Committee against Torture (CAT) taking place 07 Nov 2016 - 07 Dec 2016 will compile a List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LoIPR) for the forthcoming 6th State Report of the USA due on 28 Nov 2018. Above NGO report documents the ongoing practice and calls for tough questions for the U.S. on IGM.
InterAct already reported on intersex to the 53rd CAT Session (2014), however the Concluding Observations didn't mention intersex then.

[NGO Report to the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for 6th Periodic Report of Australia on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)]

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Compiled by:
OII Australia

The 59th Session of the Committee against Torture (CAT) taking place 07 Nov 2016 - 07 Dec 2016 will compile a List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LoIPR) for the forthcoming 6th State Report of Australia due on 28 Nov 2018. Above NGO report documents the ongoing practice and calls for tough questions for Australia on IGM.
OII Australia already reported on intersex to the 53rd CAT Session (2014), however the Concluding Observations didn't mention intersex then.

See also:
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC) 2015: IGM = Harmful Practic
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) condemns IGM
56th Session of Committee against Torture reprimands 4 Governments for IGM
CAT 2011: Germany must investigate IGM practices and compensate survivors!

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Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM – Historical Overview  What is Intersex?  How Common are IGMs?
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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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