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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
   to be transmitted live on webtv.un.org!

The Concluding Observations for Ireland, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 61st CAT Session.

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 
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed):
Mon 3 July
• Review of Switzerland: Mon 3 July 15-17h + Tue 4 July 10-13h CET
  
to be transmitted live on webtv.un.org!
The Concluding Observations for Switzerland, hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 120th CCPR Session of the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) on 27 July 2017 after 13:30h CET (or soon after).

Thursday 8 June 2017

2017 CRPD UK Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

 
>>> Download: PDF (254 kb) | DOC (486 kb)   

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

CRPD Timeline UK 2017:
February 2017: Thematic NGO Report by Intersex NGO Coalition UK (StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org, IntersexUK, UK Intersex Association) for the Pre-Sessional Working Group (PSWG) (see above).
29 March 2017: The 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).

Now the UK has to answer these questions in their State report.

Thursday 23 March 2017

2017 CAT Argentina Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report to the 6th and 7th Periodic Report of Argentina on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

>>>  Download (PDF 267 kb)

Compiled by:
Justicia Intersex
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

CAT Timeline Argentina 2017:
20 March 2017: Thematic NGO Report by Justicia Intersex / StopIGM.org for the 60th CAT session (see above). This report only contains information specific to Argentina and complements the thematic NGO report for France submitted for the 56th session containing more general information on Intersex, IGM Practices and why they are in breach of the Convention against Torture.
Tue 25 April 2017, 17–18h CET: NGO Briefing (closed).

Wed 26 April 2017, 10–13h CET + Thur 27 April 2017, 15–18h CET:
   Review of Argentina
during the 60th CAT Session,

    >>> VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT INTERSEX Q&A | >>> Full Session Report

Unfortunately, the Concluding observations for Argentina did NOT raise intersex or IGM.

Saturday 28 January 2017

2017 CEDAW Germany Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

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)

>>>  Download (PDF 519 kb)

  
  
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

In 2009, CEDAW was the first UN treaty body to include intersex in their Concluding Observations for Gemany (though not IGM) in their 43rd session. This time, after our PSWG Report and Briefing, CEDAW already included specific questions to Germany on intersex and IGM in their List of Issues (LOI), with Germany facing tough questions on IGM during the 66th session.
2016 PSWG Intersex NGO Report
2016 PSWG Oral Statement
Mon 25 July 2016 from 11:30–12:30 CET
2017 Intersex NGO Coalition Oral Statement:
Mon 2 Feb 2017 16-17h CET
• Review of Germany
Mon 2 Feb 2017 16-17h CET >>> Video + Unofficial Transcript
The Concluding Observations for Germany, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 66th Session (03 March 2017).

Friday 27 January 2017

2017 CEDAW Ireland Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

2016 CEDAW Germany NGO Intersex IGM

NGO Report to the 6th and 7th Periodic Report of Ireland on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

>>>  Download (PDF 248 kb)

  
  
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

In 2009, CEDAW was the first UN treaty body to include intersex in their Concluding Observations for Gemany (though not IGM). This Thematic CEDAW NGO Report for Ireland builds on the previous 2015 Report to CRC who already reprimanded Ireland for IGM practices.
• NGO Briefing Ireland (public): Mon 13 Jan 15:00-16:15h CET 
   >>> Intersex NGO Statement+ Video
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed):
Tue 14 Jan
• Review of Ireland: Wed 15 Jan 10-13h + 15-17h CET
   
>>> Intersex Q&A Transcripts + Video
The Committe issued >>> strong Concluding Observations on IGM.

Saturday 21 January 2017

2017 CAT New Zealand LoIPR Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report for the LOIPR for New Zealand
on the Convention against Torture (CAT)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 755 kb)

  

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

Intersex, IGM practices, and even the above thematic and another intersex report by Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand were mentioned under art. 16 in the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LoIPR), para 32, i.e. in the initial List of Questions of the Committee to the State party, drafted during the 60th CAT session.
>>> CAT60 Session homepage with all documents

Next, New Zealand will now have to provide written answers in its State report.
Then NGOs and NHRIs can submit update reports, and finally the Committe will review New Zealand in Geneva, hopefully with togh questions on intersex and IGM, followed by strong Concluding observations (with binding recommendations to the State party).

Friday 4 November 2016

2016 CRC Denmark Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

2016 CRC Denmark NGO Report Intersex IGM

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

  
>>> Download as a PDF (633 kb)

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

CRC Timeline Denmark 2015–16:
01 Nov 2016: Thematic NGO Report by Ditte Dyreborg / StopIGM.org (see above).
This report only contains 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 against Torture.
06 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017: 76 Pre-Sessional Working Group compilig the List of Issues (LoI) with questions for Denmark for the session.
11 Sept 2017 – 29 Sept2017: CRC 76th Session including the review of Denmark.
29 Sept 2017 or soon after: Concluding observations for Denmark, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices.

Monday 3 October 2016

2016 CEDAW Swiss Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report to the 4th and 5th Periodic Report of Switzerland on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

>>> Download as PDF (288 kb)

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

Timetable CEDAW Review of Switzerland Nov 2016:
• NGO Briefing Switzerland (public):
Mon 31 Oct 16-17h CET 
   Transcript + Podcast!
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed):
Tue 1 Nov
• Review of Switzerland: Wed 2 Nov 10-13h + 15-17h CET
   Report, Transcripts + Podcast
!
The Concluding Observations for Switzerland (and NL), hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 65th Session of CEDAW (18 November 2016).

Friday 30 September 2016

2016 CEDAW Netherlands Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report to the 6th Periodic Report of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

>>> Download as PDF (530 kb)

Compiled by:
COC Nederland
Nederlands Netwerk voor Intersekse/DSD (NNID)
Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN)

Paras 34-41 on p. 13-16 of above report include the relevant sections on “Violence against and ill-treatment of intersex children” (paras 34-38) and “Remedies for violations of the rights of intersex persons” (paras 39-41).

Timetable CEDAW Review Netherlands Nov 2016:
• Review of the Netherlands: Thu 10 Nov 10-13h + 15-17h CET

   Transcript + Podcast!

The Concluding Observations for the Netherlands (and CH), hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 65th Session of CEDAW (18 November 2016).

Monday 19 September 2016

2016 CRC South Africa Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report to the 2nd Periodic Report of South Africa on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 929 kb)


Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

Timetable CRC Review of South Africa Sep 2016:

  • Review of South Africa: Mon 19 Sep 10am + 3pm CET
    – to be broadcasted live via webtv.un.org (if needed scroll down under "live now" on the right to select)!
  • The Concluding Observations for South Africa – hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices – are due at the end the 73rd CRC Session (30 Sep 2016).

Thursday 15 September 2016

2016 CRC New Zealand Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report to the 5th Periodic Report of New Zealand on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 720 kb)

  

Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org

Timetable CRC Review of New Zealand Sep 2016:

  • The Concluding Observations for New Zealand – hopefully with a severe reprimand for IGM practices – are due at the end the 73rd CRC Session (30 Sep 2016).

Monday 25 July 2016

2016 CEDAW Germany PSWG Intersex NGO Report

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

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)

>>>  Download (PDF 277 kb)

  
  
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.
• NGO Pre-Session Briefing Germany: Mon 25 July 2016 from 11:30–12:30 CET
• Review of Germany:
Upcoming 66th CEDAW Session (13 Feb 2017 – 03 Mar 2017)
The Concluding Observations for Germany, hopefully with another severe reprimand for IGM practices, are due at the end the 66th Session (03 March 2017).

Monday 27 June 2016

2016 CEDAW France Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

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)

>>>  Download (PDF 2.69 MB)

  
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. 
   >>>
Intersex Statement | Français 
• NGO Lunch Time Briefing (closed): Thu 7 July 
• Review of France: Fri 8 July 2016, 10–13h CET + 15-17h CET
   – 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).

Sunday 26 June 2016

2016 CAT USA LoIPR Intersex NGO Report

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

[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)]

>>> Download as PDF (282 kb)

 
Compiled by:
interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

The 59 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 due on 7 December 2017.
InterAct already reported on intersex to the 53rd CAT Session (2014), however the Concluding Observations didn't mention intersex then.

Saturday 25 June 2016

2016 CAT Australia LoIPR Intersex NGO Report

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

[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)]

>>> Download as PDF (265 kb)

 
Compiled by:
OII Australia

The 59 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 due on 7 December 2017.
OII Australia already reported on intersex to the 53rd CAT Session (2014), however the Concluding Observations didn't mention intersex then.

Sunday 22 May 2016

2016 CRC UK Thematic Intersex NGO Report

NGO Report to the 5th Periodic Report of the United Kingdom on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 3.60 MB)

   
Compiled by:
StopIGM.org / Zwischengeschlecht.org
ISUK • OII-UK • UKIA

• Review of the United Kingdom: Mon 23 May 15:00-18:00h CET [UK: 2-5pm] + Tue 24 May 10:00-13:00h CET [UK: 9am-noon] – videos archived on treatybodywebcast.org>>> Report + Intersex Q&A Transcripts 

• Concluding Observations with strong binding recommendations on intersex and IGM practices were published on Thursday 9 June 2016. >>> Press Release  

Sunday 15 May 2016

2016 CRC Nepal Intersex NGO Report + Stories

NGO Report to the 3rd to 5th Periodic Report of Nepal on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 
>>>  Download (DOCX 29 kb)

Compiled by:
Blue Diamond Society /
Esan Regmi and Parsu Ram Rai
 
   

Endorsement and Substantiation of Nepal Intersex NGO Report (CRC 72)

 
>>>  Download (PDF 328 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:
Pa su 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

• Review of Nepal: Thur 19 May 15:00-18:00h CET [Nepal: 18:45-21:45h] + Fri 20 May 10:00-13:00h CET [Nepal: 12:45-16:45h] – videos archived on treatybodywebcast.org. >>> Report + Intersex Q&A Transcripts 

• Concluding Observations with strong binding recommendations on IGM practices including massive bullying in schools were published on Thursday 9 June 2016. >>> Press Release  

Sunday 3 April 2016

2016 CAT France Thematic Intersex NGO Report

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

NGO Report to the 7th Periodic Report of France on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

>>>  Download (PDF 3.71 MB)

  
Compiled by:
Vincent Guillot
Zwischengeschlecht.org / StopIGM.org

This report contains updated sections on legislation against IGM practices as a requirement under CAT and on IGM in France, an updated bibliography of human rights bodies verdicts and NGO reports, and 2 case stories of IGM survivors.
Review of France:
Tue 19 Apr 10-13h + Wed 20 Apr 15-18h  >>> Report + Unofficial Transcripts | français
The Concluding Observations for France include a >>> strong reprimand for IGM practices | français.

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