Response to Consultation Paper: Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the Context of Medical Interventions
The submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission in relation to its Consultation Paper Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions was prepared the Law Council.
The Law Council respects the assertion articulated in the Darlington Statement that intersex people ‘are experts in [their] own lives and lived experience’ and are therefore best placed to provide expertise on intersex issues. Where possible, this submission draws on the views of intersex stakeholders consulted with during the course of the Law Council’s Justice Project.
This submission has also benefitted from input provided by several Law Council Constituent Bodies and Advisory Groups. The Law Council received responses to some, but not all, questions posed within the Consultation Paper. This submission therefore comments broadly on questions of oversight and policy that may improve practices affecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics.
You can read the full submission below.