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CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 65

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

(a) Ensure that the parents or guardians of intersex children receive impartial counselling and psychological and social support. This should include information about the possibility of deferring treatment until it can be carried out with the full, free and informed consent of the child.

(b) Offer redress and rehabilitation to intersex people who underwent surgery or treatment without their consent which resulted in severe pain and suffering.


Original UN recommendation

The State party should ensure that:

(a) The parents or guardians of intersex children receive impartial counselling services and psychological and social support, including information on the possibility of deferring any decision on unnecessary treatment until they can be carried out with the full, free and informed consent of the person concerned.

(b) Persons who have been subjected to such procedures without their consent and resulting in severe pain and suffering, obtain redress, including the means for rehabilitation.

Date of UN examination

08/05/2019

UN article number

14 (redress, compensation and rehabilitation), 16 (cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment)

Last updated on 08/10/2019