2019-CRC-PSWG-Austria-NGO-Zwischengeschlecht-Intersex-IGM

NGO Report (for LOI) to the 5th and 6th Report of Austria on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 

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2019-CRC-Austria-NGO-Zwischengeschlecht-Intersex-IGM

NGO Report (for Session) to the 5th and 6th Report of Austria on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

 

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CRC Timeline Austria 2019–2020

Above March 2019 and December 2019 Thematic Intersex NGO Reports document how Austria continues to promote and facilitate IGM practices, despite a previous UN reprimand by the Committee against Torture (CAT) in 2016, and despite repeated, unsubstantiated assertions of "progress" by the Austrian Government.

• Review of Austria @ CRC83: Thu 30 Jan 15-18h + Fri 31 Jan 10-13h CET
  
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In February 2020, CRC published its Concluding observations (CRC/C/AUT/CO/5-6, para 27 (a)-(b)) | StopIGM.org Press Release | Pressemitteilung Zwischengeschlecht.org with binding recommendations for Austria – including yet another strong reprimand for IGM practices, and already the 2nd to Austria:

E. Violence against children (arts. 19, 24 (3), 28 (2), 34, 37 (a) and 39)

Harmful practices  [art. 24 (3)]

27. With reference to joint general recommendation No. 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women/general comment No. 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (2014) on harmful practices and recalling the concluding observations of the Committee against Torture (CAT/C/AUT/CO/6 para. 45) the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Prohibit the performance of unnecessary medical or surgical treatment on intersex children where those procedures may be safely deferred until children are able to provide their informed consent;

(b) Gather data with a view to understanding the extent of these harmful practices so that children at risk can be more easily identified and their abuse prevented;