Council of Europe, Commissioner for Human Rights: Human Rights and Gender Identity, CommDH/IssuePaper(2009)2, Strasbourg, 29 July 2009

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ALTHOUGH this document, Human Rights and Gender Identity, cites intersex in two places, intersex is not otherwise included in its content.

This is a pattern we are seeing throughout our research. Lawmakers and law reformers appear to be concerned only with LGBT and not LGBTI. Or, intersex is cited as a reason why transsexual and transgender people must be protected against discrimination, but intersex people ourselves are not included in such recommendations.

We have asked the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights why this is so, and we will publish his answer when we receive it.

Searching the Commissioner’s website using the term ‘intersex’ does not draw any results at all.

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