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Presentation of international human rights standards in cases of intersex people in medical procedures

On 6 October 2022, the  representative of the Centre for Human Rights presented relevant international human rights standards at the round table of the Advocate of the Principle of Equality on the situation of intersex people in medical procedures. She drew attention to various international documents and bodies which stress that non-emergency medical interventions are not allowed without the consent of intersex children. She stressed that anyone who feels that their human rights have been violated can appeal to the committees of the international mechanisms that report on compliance with international conventions.

The human rights of children and adults with variations in sexual characteristics are recognised and protected in international law by the human rights to protection against discrimination, to physical integrity, to privacy, to the highest attainable standard of health, to self-determination, to recognition before the law, and the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. They are protected by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention against Torture. Slovenia is legally bound by all these treaties.

Please find further details about the presentation by clicking on this link.