Morocco (CRPD 25-09-2017)
The Committee considered the initial report of Morocco (CRPD/C/MAR/1) at its 338th and 339th meetings (see CRPD/C/SR.338 and 339), held on 16 and 17 August 2017. It adopted the present concluding observations at its 353th meeting, held on 28 August 2017.
B. Specific rights (arts. 5-30)
Protecting the integrity of the person (art. 17)
36. The Committee notes with concern that persons with disabilities in the State party, particularly intersex persons with disabilities, are subjected to corrective surgeries and to the practice of forced sterilization, including forced chemical castration.
37. The Committee recommends that the State party prohibit and criminalize the practice of corrective surgeries on intersex persons with disabilities, in the absence of prior and informed consent, and the practice of forced sterilization, including forced chemical castration. It also recommends that the State party raise awareness of such practices as harmful and strengthen mechanisms aimed at ensuring that the informed consent of persons with disabilities is given for any medical and surgical treatment.