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Putting an end to coerced sterilisations and castrations

Amendment No. 12 | Doc. 13215 | 25 June 2013

Signatories:
Sir Edward LEIGH, United Kingdom, EDG ; - Alexander [The Earl of] DUNDEE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Attila GRUBER, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Ferenc KALMÁR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Robert NEILL, United Kingdom, EDG
Origin
2013 - Third part-session

In the draft resolution, paragraph 4, replace the last 3 sentences with the following sentences:

"However, sterilisations and castrations which could be considered "coerced" either occur or are possible under some existing laws. In law or in practice, these are mainly directed against or may affect particularly vulnerable groups, such as transgender persons, Roma women or convicted sex offenders. Neither forced nor coerced sterilisations or castrations can be legitimated in any way in the 21st century - they must stop or be prevented."