CRC78 examining Argentina @ Palais Wilson, Geneva 14.05.2018 – kicking off …
At the 78th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Argentina was questioned over Intersex Genital Mutilations (IGM) on
Mon 14.05.2018 15-18h CET + Tue 15.05. 10-13h
>>> VIDEO Session 1 | Session 2 (en + es)
StopIGM.org is reporting LIVE from Palais Wilson, hoping the Committee will raise and later condemn IGM practices in Argentina!
Session 1, Mon 14.05.2018, 15-18h CET
17:23h: YAY!! CRC expert and Task force member Prof. Kirsten Sandberg (of CRC68, CRC72 , CRC72 , CRC73 fame) raises intersex Genital Mutilations, asking about measures to prevent unnecessary surgery and other treatments on intersex children before they’re able to consent! (Full transcription to follow)
17:36h: CRC Rapporteur and Task force member Prof. Jorge Cardona Llorens asks about involuntary sterilisation of children with disabilities.
17:59h: Session adjourned. Tomorrow Argentina will have to answer on IGM!
Session 2, Tue 15.05.2018, 10-13h CET
10:15h: Non-answers on intersex by Delegation member Sra. Diana Fariña (Ministry of Health, Director of Maternity and Infancy of the Nation). As per usual claims the “very thorough” Law 26.743 Gender Identity Law would also prevent IGM, while in fact it reportedly fails intersex children (see NGO Report PDF p. 16-17). (Full transcription to follow)
10:20h: YAY!! Follow-up question on intersex by Committee expert and CRC Vice Chairperson Mr. José Angel Rodríguez Reyes (of CRC71 and CRC77 fame), asking about data collection and access to justice for IGM survivors. (Full transcription to follow)
10:21h: Follow-up (non-) answer on intersex, again by Delegation member Sra. Diana Fariña! (Full transcription to follow)
Next month, the end of its 78th sessionor soon after, the Committe will publish the “Concluding Observations”, hopefully with yet another severe reprimand for IGM practices, and the first for Argentina …
• 31 UN Reprimands for IGM – and counting …
• “Harmful Medical Practice”: UN, COE, ACHPR, IACHR condemn IGM
• UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC) : IGM = Harmful Practice
• UN Committee against Torture (CAT): IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
• UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) condems IGM Practices
• UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) condemns IGM
• UN Women’s Rights Committee (CEDAW): IGM = Harmful Practice
Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN intersex expert meeting
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