Promoting the human rights of and eliminating discrimination against intersex people
- Parliamentary Assembly
- . Assembly debate on 12 October
2017 (35th Sitting) (see Doc. 14404,
report of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, rapporteur:
Mr Piet De Bruyn). Text adopted by the
Assembly on 12 October 2017 (35th Sitting).
The Parliamentary Assembly refers
to its Resolution 2191
on promoting the human rights of and eliminating
discrimination against intersex people, in which it calls on member
States to take a number of measures to achieve these goals, inter alia
in the field of children’s
rights and bioethics.
2. The Assembly believes it essential that rapid progress be
achieved by member States and that Council of Europe standards be
developed further in this field.
It therefore invites the Committee of Ministers to:
3.2 instruct the Committee on Bioethics to continue its work
on strengthening children’s rights in biomedicine, in particular
as regards the protection of intersex children’s right to physical
integrity and respect for the principle of free and informed consent,
with a view to drawing up Council of Europe standards and guidelines
in this field.