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United Nations Human Rights Committee
Draft General Comment on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Right to life.

In July 2017, during its 120th session, the Human Rights Committee finalised its first reading of draft General Comment on article 6 of the Covenant and invites all interested stakeholders to comment on the Committee's Draft.

The draft General Comment can be accessed here and comments on it must be submitted by 6 October 2017.

Your attention is drawn to paragraphs 9 and 10 in particular, that carry implications for abortion and assisted suicide.

Specialised Gender Identity Services for Adults


NHS England is holding a 12-week public consultation on proposals for new service specifications that, if adopted, describe how specialised gender identity services for adults will be commissioned and delivered in the future for the people of England. Two service specifications are being proposed: one for how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services; and another for how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions.


NHS England wish to hear from others including trans-people, patient groups, clinicians and professional bodies before making a final decision. CMF will be making a response. The consultation guide can be found here and the service specifications here and here. To respond, please use the online survey form (here).


Closing date for submissions is 16 October 2017








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