22.01.18 > UN-CRC to investigate Intersex Genital Mutilation in Spain

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IGM = CRIME, Not 'Health Care' or 'Therapy'!Tomorrow Monday 22 January 2018, in Geneva the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) will examine the human rights record of Spain as a contracting State party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This public examination will also be transmitted live in English and Spanish on webtv.un.org (Session 1 with Committee questions: 10-13h CET + Session 2 with Spain’s answers and follow-up questions: 15-18h CET).
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Intersex organisations StopIGM.org and Brújula Intersexual are expecting tough questions on Intersex Genital Mutilation in public Spanish children’s clinics, as CRC regularly condemns IGM as a “harmful cultural practice” (just like FGM) and as violence against children.

Since 2015, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has so far reprimanded 9 states for failing to protect intersex children from IGM as stipulated by the Convention. Other UN Committees condemning IGM as a serious breach of international law include the Committee against Torture (CAT) and the Human Rights Committee (CCPR).

CRC’s verdict on Spain will be published in February shortly after the end of the 77th CRC session ­ hopefully marking already the 10th reprimand for IGM by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (and just in time for the “VII International Course of Urethral Reconstructive Surgery” shamelessly promoting IGM in Madrid on February 5-6, including multiple “Video sessions” of “Live Surgery”).

2017 CRC España ONG Intersex IGM

IGM Practices in Spain: 2017 CRC NGO Report
Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM in Spain  Complicity of the State  IGM is Harmful Practice
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>>> CRC77 > Intersex Genital Mutilation in Spain reported to UN

>>> Intersex human rights at the UN are under attack!!!

See also:
“Harmful Medical Practice”: UN, COE, ACHPR, IACHR condem IGM
28 UN Reprimands for Intersex Genital Mutilations – and counting …
UN Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC): IGM = Harmful Practice + Violence
UN Committee against Torture (CAT) 2015: IGM = Inhuman Treatment or Torture
UN Women’s Rights Committee (CEDAW): IGM = Harmful Practice
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Violation of Integrity
UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) to examine IGM Practices
CAT 2011: Germany must investigate IGM practices and compensate survivors!

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Intersex Genital Mutilations • 17 Most Common Forms
Human Rights Violations Of Children With Variations Of Sex Anatomy
IGM – Historical Overview  What is Intersex?  How Common are IGMs?
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IGM as a Harmful Practice: 2015 UN-CRC Briefing
• IGM: A Survivor’s Perspective • Intersex Movement History
• What are Variations of Sex Anatomy?  • What are IGM Practices?
• IGM and Human Rights  • Conclusion: IGM is a Harmful Practice
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Eliminating IGM practices by holding the perpetrators accountable via well-established applicable human rights frameworks, including Inhuman Treatment and Harmful Practices – Presentation @ UN expert meeting on Intersex Human Rights

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