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Sex Files: the legal recognitionof sex in documents and government records 2009

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In early 2009 the Commission completed a project about the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records.

The sex and gender diversity project developed out of consultations with members of sex and gender diverse communities about the discrimination they experience. One of the key human rights concerns was that many people who are sex and gender diverse are unable to change the sex markers in official documents or government records, for example birth certificates.

The Concluding Paper of this project identified some problems with the existing systems for recognising sex identity in documents and government records. It also made recommendations for changing the system and provides options for implementing these changes.

Blog input (closed)

The Commission created an online blog to involve the sex and gender diverse community in the development of recommendations regarding the legal recognition of sex. The blog closed on 5 December 2008.

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