UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Spain (CRC 05-03-2018)

The Committee considered the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Spain (CRC/C/ESP/5-6) at its 2263rd and 2264th meetings (see CRC/C/SR.2263 and 2264), held on 22 January 2018, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 2282nd meeting, held on 2 February 2018.

Concluding observations

E. Violence against children (arts. 19, 24 (3), 28 (2), 34, 37 (a) and 39)

Harmful practices

  1. The Committee recommends that the State party prohibit the performance of unnecessary medical or surgical treatment on intersex children, where those procedures entail a risk of harm and can be safely deferred until the child can actively participate in the decision-making process. It also recommends that the State party ensure that intersex children and their families receive adequate counselling and support.
View / Download original document