On February 25th, 2021 South African athlete Caster Semenya filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)1 to fight for dignity, equality, and the human rights of women in sports. She challenges the demeaning and intrusive regulations implemented by the World Athletics in 2018 that discriminate and prohibit some women, including women born with variations of sex characteristics, to participate in international competitions.
The present case concerns the breach of bodily integrity through sex-assignement procedures on intersex children and the obstacles faced when seeking reparation before the Courts.
OII Europe submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Submission 30. September 2020 Intersex children experience [Continue Reading]
From the introduction: These written comments are submitted on behalf of OII Europe (Organisation Intersex International Europe e.V.), ILGA-Europe (European [Continue Reading]
Everyone has the right to respect for their private life. This is what we read in the EU Charter of [Continue Reading]
For the first time, the FRA LGBTI Survey 2019 shows us statistical data on the issues of housing and economic [Continue Reading]
Unfortunately, as the latest FRA LGBTI report reveals, many intersex people in Europe suffer from physical and sexual attack based [Continue Reading]
It was on December 10th, 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that “all human beings are born free [Continue Reading]
Intersex people are still subject to invasive and often irreversible medical or surgical treatments to modify their sex characteristics, mainly to align them to social standards of so-called male and female bodies.
As the latest FRA EU-LGBTI II Survey Report confirms, the majority of such treatments lack the free and informed consent of the person concerned.
A groundbreaking resolution has been adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport.
A groundbreaking resolution has been adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on the elimination of discrimination against women and [Continue Reading]