2015 CAT Austria Thematic Intersex NGO Report
NGO Report to the 6th Periodic Report of Austria on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
Verein Intersexueller Menschen Österreich VIMÖ
Zwischengeschlecht.org / StopIGM.org
CAT Chronology Austria 2015:
Thematic NGO Report by VIMÖ / StopIGM.org (see above),
submitted on Intersex Awareness Day, 26.10.2015.
In the Blacked Out Edition all photos from medical textbooks are blacked out.
>>> Wednesday, 11 November 2015: Thematic Intersex Briefing during CAT Meeting with Austrian NGOs (private)
>>> Thursday, 12 November 10–13h CET + Friday 13 November 15–18h CET: Review of Austria (public), see transcript: The state party flat-out denied any responsability while invoking "leadership in transgender-intersex issues".
>>> The Committee issued strong Concluding Observations for Austria, citicising IGM practices as a "inhuman treatment" in breach of the Convention against Torture.
>>> In its 56th Session the Committee also examined IGM practices in Denmark and in Hong Kong, again issuing Concluding Observations. This marked the very first time that IGM Practices were examined in more than one Country in a single Session of any UN Committee!