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UN Press Release addresses Intersex Genital Mutilations in France

IGM = Torture, NOT 'Discrimination' or 'Gender Identity'The UN has issued a >>> Press Release on the review of France by the UN Committe against Torture, which mentions the questions by the Committe on Intersex Genital Mutilations as well as the outrageous answer by the French delegation defending IGM practices by hook or by crook. Let's hope for strong binding recommendations for France by the Committee!

Read below the relevant excerpts on IGM in France:

The Committee against Torture reviews report of France - See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19849&LangID=E#sthash.qxdfgV4n.dpuf
The Committee against Torture reviews report of France - See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19849&LangID=E#sthash.qxdfgV4n.dpuf
The Committee against Torture reviews report of France - See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=19849&LangID=E#sthash.jsfLNpig.dpuf

The Committee against Torture reviews report of France

«The Chairperson, joined by other Experts, noted concerns with regard to violations of the rights of intersex children, including involuntary treatment.» 

«With regards to intersex children, a [French] delegate said that therapy was made on a case by case basis, with the best interest of the child taken into consideration and given due consideration and information to permanent consequences of such operations.» 

«JENS MODVIG, Chairperson of the Committee and Country Co-Rapporteur for France [...] Referring to the situation of intersex persons, he asked whether those doing the treatment were those doing the counselling.»

>>> Thematic NGO Report to Committee against Torture on IGM Practices in France  
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France Questioned over IGM Practices by the UN Committee against Torture
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French Government: IGM-Perpetrators "best suited" to "prevent" Mutilations
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IGM = "Harmful Practice" + "Violence": UN-CRC Reprimands France

See also:
10 Verdicts by UN Treaty Bodies Condemning IGM – And Counting ...
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! 

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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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