Italy (CRPD 06-10-2016)
The Committee considered the initial report of Italy (CRPD/C/ITA/1) at its 283rd and 284th meetings (see CRPD/C/SR.283 and 284), held on 24 and 25 August 2016. It adopted the present concluding observations at its 294th meeting, held on 1 September 2016.
B. Specific rights (arts. 5-30)
Protecting the integrity of the person (art. 17)
- The Committee is concerned that children are subjected to irreversible surgery for intersex variation and other medical treatments without their free and informed consent.
- The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that no one is subjected to scientific undocumented medical or surgical treatment during infancy or childhood; that it guarantee bodily integrity, autonomy and self-determination to the children concerned; and that it provide families with intersex children with adequate counselling and support.