Yogyakarta Principles plus 10

This major update to the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of human rights law in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics has been launched
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Yogyakarta Principles plus 10
As a member of the drafting committee and a signatory, I’m really pleased to share the Yogyakarta Principles Plus 10: Additional Principles and State Obligations on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics, to Complement the Yogyakarta Principles.

Elaborated over recent months following a public invitation for submissions, a conference in Bangkok organised by the UNDP and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, and an expert meeting in Geneva, the YP+10 articulate existing human rights law on issues affecting intersex and other sexual and gender minority populations.

Photograph of experts at the Geneva meeting on the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10

Experts at the Geneva meeting on the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10, September 2017

Principle 32 on the right to bodily and mental integrity

My Body, My Choice: “No one shall be subjected to invasive or irreversible medical procedure that modify sex characteristics without their free, prior and informed consent, unless necessary to avoid serious, urgent and irreparable harm to the concerned person.” Principle 32 – Yogyakarta Principles

Yogyakarta Principles plus 10
Yogyakarta Principles
Official press release, 27 November 2017, at the International Service for Human Rights website