On the 29th of September 2016, during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE in Warsaw, the Fundamental Rights [Continue Reading]
Brussels 16/06/2016 Intersex person speaks in the European Parliament for the first time ever today In an historical first this [Continue Reading]
“European countries have been slow in recognising and upholding the human rights of intersex people and the gender diversity they represent,” wrote Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights, in a ground-breaking 2015 report on the self-determination and physical integrity of intersex people.
He added: “It is urgent to end unnecessary medical treatment and surgery of intersex individuals without their consent; to respect their right not to undergo sex assignment treatment; to review medical classifications which treat variations in sex characteristics as a pathology; and to ensure intersex persons’ right to self-determination by facilitating their legal recognition in official documents.”
Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics discusses protection of intersex and trans children and young people
On the 31 May 2016 the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics discussed the protection of the human rights on [Continue Reading]
The policy is based on the following values: Inclusivity refers to the understanding of and responding to the di erent [Continue Reading]
On the 25th of September, 2015 in Berlin OII Europe takes the important step of officially registering as an non-profit NGO.
The European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights organised a discussion with Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights [Continue Reading]
Launch of “Human Rights and Intersex People” (CHRCoE) and “The fundamental rights situation of intersex people” (FRA)
Recording of the intersex side event of May 12th at IDAHO Forum 2015 in Montenegro where the European Union Agency [Continue Reading]
OII-Europe PRESS RELEASE Two milestones for intersex human rights in Europe on the same day. At the IDAHO Forum 2015 [Continue Reading]
Statement of OII Europe on Intersex, Disability and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
Introduction The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the latest human rights treaty body to address the [Continue Reading]