- Renew Europe Group
- Forced sterilization of trans persons; a torturous practice standing in the way of self-determination
Forced sterilization of trans persons; a torturous practice standing in the way of self-determination
Following the recent presentation of the new EU LGBTIQ strategy 2020-2025, this webinar will explore the still prevailing practice of forced sterilization on trans persons in the EU and the way forward to ensuring self-determination.
The new LGBTIQ Strategy aims to put in place accessible gender legal recognition legislation and procedures based on the principle of self-determination and clearly target harmful practices, such as forced medicalisation of trans people. However, five EU countries continue to demand sterilization as a requirement for gender reassignment, in clear violation of human rights and the ECtHR jurisprudence.
This webinar will bring together Commission, lead experts as well as trans persons to provide for a fruitful discussion. RENEW EUROPE should take up this initiative to further strengthen its position as the human rights champion who will fight for LGBTIQ rights all over the Union and beyond.
Q: Have you considered taking English lessons? (to Radka Maxová)
Q: Have you been able to observe that certain political parties or NGOs use transphobia to grab power or destabilize the society by stoking up fears in people? How important is the open and fact-based debate about trans* issues to preserving of democracy in general?
Greek Trangender Support Association
Q: Recently in our country Greece although LGR has past since 2017 a group of psychologist offer to give certificates for people to "help" them with police checks. They proposed for them to take a picture of documents such as hormonal therapy to show to the police. Our organisation the Greek Transgender Support Association wrote a press release saying that this practices are dangerous and totally transphobic. What is your view on this issue. (to Leo Mulió Alvarez)
Q: While A.P, Garçon held forced sterilisation is a violation of Article 8 in the ECHR, Would I be right in saying that other forms of surgical intervention are still within the ambit of the margin of appreciation afforded to states? (Sorry if this is a bit off topic as I know this concerns the council of Europe)