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Promoting the human rights of and eliminating discrimination against intersex people

Recommendation 2116 (2017)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
. 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).
1 The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2191 (2017) 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.
3 It therefore invites the Committee of Ministers to:
3.1 bring Resolution 2191 (2017) to the attention of the governments of all member States;
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.
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