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Sunday 16 September 2018

2017 CAT Swiss LOIPR Intersex NGO Report

2017-CAT-LoIPR-Swiss-NGO-Zwischengeschlecht-Intersex-IGM

NGO Report to the 8th Periodic Report of Switzerland on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

>>> Download as PDF (255 kB)

Compiled by:
Zwischengeschlecht.org / StopIGM.org
Intersex.ch
SI Selbsthilfe Intersexualität

CAT Timeline Switzerland 2017 – ca. 2019:
• Above June 2017 NGO Report provides solid evidence of ongoing IGM practices in Switzerland, no legal protections for children at risk and no access to redress and justice for survivors, in clear contradiction of the 2015 CAT binding recommendations for Switzerland.
• In December during its 62nd Session, the Committee drafted the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR) with questions for Switzerland.
• January 2018 the LOIPR (PDF) was published, including a tough question on intersex and IGM (para 27, under "Article 16" Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment):

“27. In light of the Committee’s previous concluding observations (para. 20), please indicate the measures taken to guarantee respect for the physical integrity and autonomy of intersex individuals, so that no one is subjected during childhood to non-urgent medical or surgical procedures intended to determine the sex of the child.”

• The State party has now to answer to the LOIPR in writing in its State report. Thereafter, NGOs will have another possibility to submit NGO reports.
• Finally the actual State review will take place in Geneva, hopefully followed by yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices for Switzerland.

Sunday 5 August 2018

2018 CRPD Germany LOIPR Intersex Report

2018 CRPD Germany LOIPR Thematic NGO Report Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 2nd and 3rd Periodic Report of Germany on the Convention on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

 
>>>  Download DOCX (1.1 MB) | PDF (1.2 MB)
   
 

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CRPD Timeline Germany 2018 – ca. 2020:
• Above NGO Report provides solid evidence of ongoing IGM practices in Germany. In September during its 20th Session, the Committee will draft the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR) with questions for Germany, hopefully including tough questions on intersex and IGM.
• The State party will then have to answer these questions in writing in its State report. Thereafter, NGOs will have another possibility to submit NGO reports.
• Finally the actual State review will take place in Geneva, hopefully followed by yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices for Germany.

2018 CRPD Austria LOIPR Intersex Report

2018 CRPD Austria LOIPR Thematic NGO Report Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 2nd and 3rd Periodic Report of Austria on the Convention on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

 
>>>  Download DOCX (176 kb) | PDF (305 kb)
   
 

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CRPD Timeline Austria 2018 – ca. 2020:
• Above NGO Report provides solid evidence of ongoing IGM practices in Austria. In September during its 20th Session, the Committee will draft the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR) with questions for Austria, hopefully including tough questions on intersex and IGM.
• The State party will then have to answer these questions in writing in its State report. Thereafter, NGOs will have another possibility to submit NGO reports.
• Finally the actual State review will take place in Geneva, hopefully followed by yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices for Austria.

Saturday 28 July 2018

2018 CAT Chile Intersex NGO Report

NGO Report to the 6th Report of Chile on the Convention against Torture (CAT)

 
 
>>> English (PDF 582 kb)
        

 
Compiled by:
Brújula Intersexual Chile
Brújula Intersexual
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CAT Timeline Chile July-August 2018:
• NGO Briefing Chile (closed):
Fri 28 July
• Review of Chile: Mon 30 + Tue 31 July 15-17h CEST

   to be transmitted LIVE on
webtv.un.org!
The Concluding Observations for Chile, hopefully including yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices, will be published after the end of the 64th CAT session (10 Aug 2018).

Wednesday 18 July 2018

2018 CEDAW PSWG UK Intersex NGO Report

2018-CEDAW-PSWG-UK-NGO-Coalition-Intersex-IGMNGO Report (for PSWG) to the 8th Report of the United Kingdom on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

>>> Download: PDF (679 kb)  

Compiled by:
Intersex NGO Coalition UK
IntersexUK • UK Intersex Association
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CEDAW Timeline UK 2018-19:
• July 2018: The CEDAW 72 Pre-Sessional Working Group will draft the List of Issues (LOI) for the UK, hopefully with tough questions on intersex and IGM under art. 5(a) "harmful cultural practices", to which the UK then must answer in writing.
>>> Joint Intersex PSWG NGO Statement 23.07.2018 (PDF)

• February 2019: The human rights record of the UK will be examied by the Committee in Genava during its the 72nd session, hopefully followed by yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices for the UK!

Friday 13 July 2018

2018 CEDAW Liechtenstein Intersex NGO Report

>>> deutsch      >>> http://intersex.schattenbericht.org

2018 CEDAW Liechtenstein Thematic NGO Report Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 5th Periodic Report of Liechtenstein on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 373 kb)
   
  

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CEDAW Timeline Liechtenstein July 2018:
• NGO Briefing Liechtenstein (public):
Mon 2 July 16-17h CEST 
   >>> Intersex NGO Statement (PDF) | UN Web TV (@ 44:45)
• Review of Liechtenstein: Thu 5 July 10-13h + 15-17h CEST

   to be transmitted LIVE on
webtv.un.org!
The Concluding Observations for Liechtenstein (and Mexico, New Zealand and Australia) include yet another reprimand for IGM practices for each country.

Wednesday 11 July 2018

2018 CEDAW New Zealand Intersex NGO Report

>>> deutsch      >>> http://intersex.schattenbericht.org

2018 CEDAW New Zealand Thematic NGO Report Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 8th Periodic Report of New Zealand on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 376 kb)
   
>>>
Summary (PDF)

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CEDAW Timeline New Zealand July 2018:
• Review of New Zealand: Thu 12 July 10-13h + 15-17h CEST

  
>>> TRANSCRIPT + VIDEO of Intersex Q&A during Session
The Concluding Observations for New Zealand (and Liechtenstein, Australia and Mexico) include yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices for each country.

Thursday 28 June 2018

2018 CEDAW Mexico Intersex NGO Report

NGO Report to the 9th Report of Mexico on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

>>> Español (PDF 513 kb)
>>> English (PDF 559 kb)
    >>> Summary (PDF)

Compiled by:
Brújula Intersexual
Vivir y Ser Intersex
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CEDAW Timeline México June-July 2018:
• NGO Briefing Mexico (public):
Mon 2 July 16-17h CEST 
   to be transmitted LIVE on webtv.un.org!
"Fragments. An Intersex Experience" (public): Mon 2 July 18:30h CEST
 
    Short film + Talk with Adiòs Al Futuro (Mexico)  >>> more info
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed):
Tue 5 July  >>> Intersex NGO Statement
• Review of México: Fri 6 July 10-13h + 15-17h CEST
   to be transmitted LIVE on
webtv.un.org!
The Concluding Observations for México (and Liechtenstein, Australia and New Zealand) include with yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices for each country.

Sunday 13 May 2018

2018 CRC Argentina Intersex NGO Report (for Session)

2018 CRC Argentina ONG Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 5th and 6th Periodic Report of Argentina on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

>>> English (PDF 386 kb)
>>> Español (PDF 520 kb)

Compiled by:
Justicia Intersex
Brújula Intersexual / Brújula Inters. Argentina
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CRC Timeline Argentina 2017-18:

September 2017: Pre-session NGO Report by StopIGM.org, presenting solid evidence of how today healthy intersex children are still submitted to IGM, paid for by the Universal Health Care System under the oversight of the Argentinian Ministry of Health, causing lifelong severe pain and suffering (>>> Download PDF).

November 2017: Unfortunately, the Pre-Sessional Working Group compiling the List of Issues (LoI) with questions for Denmark for the session did NOT include intersex or IGM.

April 2017: Joint Thematic NGO Report, providing updated solid evidence of how today healthy intersex children are still submitted to IGM, paid for by the Universal Health Care System under the oversight of the Argentinian Ministry of Health, causing lifelong severe pain and suffering (see above).

May 2018: In addition, the above Thematic NGO report has been endorsed by the Coordinadora de Profesionales por la Prevención de Abusos (CoPPA) >>> PDF English | Español  

• Mon 14 May 2018, 15-18h CET + Tue 15 May, 10-13h CET
   Review of Argentina
during CRC 78th Session in Geneva
   >>> Videos + Transcript  >>>
UN Press Release English | French

The Concluding Observations for Argentina, hopefully including another severe reprimand for IGM, are due to be published in June after the Session.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

2018 CEDAW Nepal LOI Intersex NGO Reports

Joint Intersex NGO Oral Statement CEDAW 71st PSWG Nepal, 12.03.2018Joint Intersex NGO Oral Statement
CEDAW 71st PSWG Nepal, 12.03.2018

 
>>>  Download (PDF 66 kb)

 
Compiled by:
Esan Regmi, Parsu Ram Rai
StopIGM.org

   

2018 CEDAW LOI Nepal Blue Diamond Society Intersx ReportNGO Report (for LOI) to the 6th Report of Nepal on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 160 kb)

Compiled by:
Blue Diamond Society / Esan Regmi

  

2018 CEDAW PSWG Endorsement Nepal Intersex StopIGM.orgEndorsement and Substantiation of Nepal Intersex NGO Report (CEDAW 72 PSWG)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 81 kb)

 

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org /
Daniela Truffer, Markus Bauer
 
   

Stories of Intersex People from Nepal

 
>>>  Download (PDF 932 kb)

   
Compiled by:
Esan Regmi

Translated by:
Parsu Ram Rai
 

  IGM = Hamful Practice  “Intersex Genital Mutilations, Stigma and Bullying in Nepal”
   1.  Background: 1st Intersex Workshop, Intersex Stories, 2016 CRC NGO Report
   2.  Intersex Genital Mutilations in Nepali Paediatric Hospitals
        a) IGM in Publications by Doctors and Hospitals
        b) IGM in Witnesses Accounts
   3.  Denial of Needed Health Care
  
4.  Stigma, Bullying and Isolation 
  

CEDAW Timeline Nepal 2018

In March 2018, CEDAW published its List of Issues (LOI) for Nepal (PDF) with questions to the Nepali Government, including a question on intersex (para 8 (d)):

Stereotypes and harmful practices

[...]
8.   The report indicates that the State party, in collaboration with civil society organisations, is implementing campaigns to address a number of harmful practices such as forced and early marriages and accusations of witchcraft (boxi) (para. 27). [...] Please also provide information on [...] (d) measures being taken to address forced inter-sex genital mutilation and discrimination against inter-sex persons, including reported cases of abuse, infanticide and forced marriage.

This marks the first time that any UN Committee explicitly addressed infanticide and forced marriage of intersex persons!
 
The Government has now to submit written answers to the questions in the LOI. Thereafter, Nepal will be examined at the 71th CEDAW session in Geneva (22 October – 09 November 2018), during 2 meetings with oral questions by the Committee and replies by the Nepali delegation, to be transmitted LIVE on webtv.un.org.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

2018 CAT Denmark LoIPR Intersex NGO Report

2016 CRC Denmark NGO Report Intersex IGM

NGO Report (for LoIPR) to the 8th Periodic Report of Denmark on the Convention against Torture (CAT)


>>> Download as PDF (385 kb)

 
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org
Ditte Dyreborg

CAT Timeline Denmark 2018 – ca. 2020
• January 2018: Thematic Intersex NGO Report (above) collecting compelling evidence of the ongoing practice in Denmark, and the complete failure by the Danish Government to implement the strong binding CAT recommendations on intersex and IGM from the CAT Concluding Observations of the previous cycle (2015). Since then, Denmark was additionally also unmistakably reprimanded for IGM by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (2017).
• May 2018: List of Issues prior to Reporting (LoIPR) with questions for Denmark drafted by CAT during its 63rd session contains strong questions for Denmark on Intersex and IGM (CAT/C/DNK/QPR/8, paras 32-33)!
• December 2019: Deadline for the State report of Denmark to address the questions in the LoIPR.
• ca. 2020: Review of Denmark by CAT during a session in Geneva, hopefully followed by binding Concluding Observations containing yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices!

Tuesday 6 February 2018

2017 CRC Spain Intersex NGO Report

2017 CRC España ONG Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 5th and 6th Periodic Report of Spain on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

>>> v1.1 Español (PDF 335 kb)
>>> v1.0 English (PDF 815 kb)

 
Compiled by:
Brújula Intersexual
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CRC Timeline Spain 2017–18:

December 2017: Thematic NGO Report, presenting providing solid evidence of how today healthy intersex children are still submitted to IGM, paid for by the National Health System (SNS), causing lifelong severe pain and suffering (see above).

January 2018: In addition, the above Thematic NGO report has been endorsed by the Coordinadora de Profesionales por la Prevención de Abusos (CoPPA)  >>> English | Español

• Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10-13h + 15-17h CET
   Review of Spain
during CRC 77th Session in Geneva
   >>> VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT of Intersex Q&A | Español

The Concluding Observations for Spain published on Thursday 8 February include yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices! YAY!!

Thursday 18 January 2018

2018 CRC Spain Intersex Endorsement

2018 CRC España Aprobación del Informe ONG Intersex IGM

Endorsement of Intersex NGO Report to the 5th and 6th Periodic Report of Spain on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

>>> Download Español (DOCX 106 kb)
>>> Download English (DOCX 107 kb)

Compiled by:
Coordinadora de Profesionales por la
Prevención de Abusos (CoPPA)

Endorsement of the 2017 Thematic Intersex NGO Report for Spain by Brújula Intersexual and StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org.   >>> Timeline CRC Spain 2017-18

Saturday 13 January 2018

2018 OHCHR for HRC 39th Session Intersex NGO Submission

>>> deutsch      >>> http://intersex.schattenbericht.org

2018 OHCHR Youth NGO Intersex IGM

NGO Submission for OHCHR Study on Youth and Human Rights
(HRC39)

 
>>> Download PDF (177 kb)

  
  
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

NGO submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for a study on youth and human rights, including discrimination against young people in the exercise of their human rights, to be submitted to the UN Human Right Council (HRC) for its 39th session  >>> OHCHR call for submissions

Sunday 24 September 2017

2018 CRC Argentina Intersex NGO Report (for PSWG)

2017 CRC Argentina PSWG NGO Intersex IGM

NGO Report (for PSWG) to the 5th and 6th Periodic Report of Argentina on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)


>>> Download PDF (123 kb)

  
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CRC Timeline Argentina 2017-18:

September 2017: Pre-session NGO Report by StopIGM.org, presenting providing solid evidence of how today healthy intersex children are still submitted to IGM, paid for by the Universal Health Care System under the oversight of the Argentinian Ministry of Health, causing lifelong severe pain and suffering (see above).

November 2017: Unfortunately, the Pre-Sessional Working Group compiling the List of Issues (LoI) with questions for Denmark for the session did NOT include intersex or IGM.

April 2017: Joint Thematic NGO Report, providing solid evidence of how today healthy intersex children are still submitted to IGM, paid for by the Universal Health Care System under the oversight of the Argentinian Ministry of Health, causing lifelong severe pain and suffering (see here).

May 2018: In addition, the Joint Thematic NGO report has been endorsed by the Coordinadora de Profesionales por la Prevención de Abusos (CoPPA).

• Mon 14 May 2018, 15-18h CET + Tue 15 May, 10-13h CET
   Review of Argentina
during CRC 78th Session in Geneva
   >>> to be transmitted LIVE via webtv.un.org!

The Concluding Observations for Argentina, hopefully including another severe reprimand for IGM, are due to be published in June after the Session.

Friday 8 September 2017

2017 CRC Denmark Intersex NGO Report (for Session)

>>> deutsch      >>> http://intersex.schattenbericht.org

2016 CRC Denmark NGO Report Intersex IGM

NGO Report (for Session) to the 5th Periodic Report of Denmark on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

  
>>> Download as a PDF (95 kb)

 
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CRC Timeline Denmark 2016–17:
01 Nov 2016: Thematic NGO Report by Ditte Dyreborg / StopIGM.org (see here).
This report only contained information specific to Denmark and complements the thematic NGO report for the UK submitted for the 56th session containing the general information on Intersex, IGM Practices and why they are in breach of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
10 Feb 2017: Unfortunately, the Pre-Sessional Working Group compilig the List of Issues (LoI) with questions for Denmark for the session did NOT include intersex or IGM.
15 August 2017: NGO Report for the Session (see above), complementing the 2016 Thematic NGO Report.
Review of Denmark
during CRC 76th Session:
   Fri 15 Sep 10-13h + 15-17h CET

  
with Committee questions on intersex
   and shameful State non-replies ...
   >>> Video & Transcript Intersex Q&A
29 Sep 2017 or soon after: Concluding observations for Denmark, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices.

Tuesday 1 August 2017

2017 CRPD UK Intersex NGO Coalition Report (for Session)

NGO Report (for Session) to the Initial Report of the United Kingdom on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

>>> Download: PDF (369 kb) | DOC (552 kb)   

Compiled by:
Intersex NGO Coalition UK
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org
IntersexUK • UK Intersex Association • Leslie Jaye

CRPD Timeline UK 2017:
February 2017: Thematic NGO Report for the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group (PSWG) by Intersex NGO Coalition UK (StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org, IntersexUK, UK Intersex Association) DOC | PDF.
29 March 2017: The resulting List Of Issues Prior to Reporting (LoIPR) DOC | PDF by the Committee contains strong questions on intersex and IGM both under article 16 (Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse, see para 11a) and article 17 (Protecting the integrity of the person, see para 12).
The UK chose to non-answer on intersex in their State Report (download options), not even mentioning the word "intersex" once ... (see paras 73 + 82-83)
July 2017: Thematic NGO Report for the Session by Intersex NGO Coalition UK (StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org, IntersexUK, UK Intersex Association; Leslie Jaye) (see above).
21 August 2017: NGO Briefing UK (closed), Intersex NGO Coalition Statement + Summary Intersex Q&A
Wed 23.08.2017 15-18h CET + Thu 24.08.2017 10-13h CET: State Review of the UK (Transcript + Video) during 18th CRPD session, with multiple Committee questions on intersex and shameful State non-replies ... 
• End of the 18th CPRD session: Concluding Observations for the UK, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices!

Wednesday 19 July 2017

2017 CAT Ireland Thematic Intersex NGO Report

NGO Report to the 2nd Report of Ireland
on the Convention against Torture (CAT)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 250 kb)

  
  
Compiled by:
Gavan Coleman
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

Timetable CAT Review of Ireland July/August 2017:
• NGO Briefings Ireland (closed): Wed 26 July
• Review of Ireland: Thu 27 July 10-13h CET
+ Fri 28 July 15-18h CET
  
>>> Report + VIDEO
The Concluding Observations for Ireland unfortunately did NOT mention intersex and IGM.

Monday 3 July 2017

2017 CEDAW Italy Thematic Intersex NGO Report

>>> deutsch      >>> http://intersex.schattenbericht.org

2017 CEDAW Italy NGO Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 7th Report of Italy on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

>>>  Download (PDF 650 kb)

 
Compiled by:
Claudia Balsamo
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

Timetable CEDAW Review of Italy July 2017:
• NGO Briefing Italy (public): Mon 3 July 15:00-16:15h CET 
   to be transmitted live on webtv.un.org!
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed):
Mon 3 July
• Review of Italy: Tue 4 July 10-13h + 15-17h CET
   to be transmitted live on webtv.un.org!

The Concluding Observations for Italy, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 66th CEDAW Session on 24 July 2017 at 12:30h (or soon after). 

Thursday 22 June 2017

2017 CCPR Swiss Thematic Intersex NGO Report

>>> deutsch      >>> http://intersex.schattenbericht.org

NGO Report to the 4th Periodic Report of Switzerland on the  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)

>>> Download as PDF (809 kb)

 
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org
Intersex.ch
SI Selbsthilfe Intersexualität

Timetable CCPR Review of Switzerland July 2017:
• NGO Briefing Switzerland (closed): Mon 3 July  >>> Intersex Statement 
• NGO Lunchtime Briefing (closed):
Mon 3 July
• Review of Switzerland: Mon 3 July 15-17h + Tue 4 July 10-13h CET
   >>> TRANSCRIPT | Video Session 1 | Session 2

The Concluding Observations for Switzerland including a stern reprimand for IGM practices (CCPR/C/CHE/CO/4, paras 24-25) were published at the end of the 120th CCPR Session, marking the very first reprimand for IGM by the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee)!

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