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Putting an end to coerced sterilisations and castrations

Amendment No. 8 | Doc. 13215 | 25 June 2013

Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Ms Ana GUŢU, Republic of Moldova, ALDE ; Ms Liliana PALIHOVICI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Luca VOLONTÈ, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD
2013 - Third part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 7.4, insert the following paragraph:

"The Assembly recognises the right of Member States to insist on gender reassignment surgery (including where this may necessarily involve sterilisation or castration) as a precondition for permanent legal recognition of a change of sexual identity. In such circumstances where the State is seeking to respond compassionately to a firmly expressed desire to change sex, there can be no presumption of guilt for coercion or requirement for retrospective apology or compensation."