Council of Europe praises Malta for its efforts in protecting rights of intersex persons

During Friday’s Conference on ‘Advancing the Human Rights of Intersex People’, with the high-level participation of the Prime Minister of Iceland, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly and the Commissioner for Human Rights, Malta was highly praised for its pioneering and progressive legislation that provided world-first protections of the human rights of intersex persons.
Malta thanks the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and the SOGI Unit of the Council of Europe  for organizing this important conference to raise more awareness of the situation of intersex people, to encourage more countries to learn from the best practices of Malta and other countries who followed suit, and to launch the work on a new Committee of Ministers Recommendation on equality of rights of intersex people which Malta looks forward to have adopted to ensure that the human rights of intersex persons are adequately protected throughout Europe.