School of Law

University of New England

2022 Kirby Seminar series


Via Webinar: 1pm AEST Thursday 21 July 2022


What Does it Mean to Respect, Protect and Fulfil the Human Rights

of Intersex People in Australia?

Morgan Carpenter

Executive Director, Intersex Human Rights Australia


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In this Kirby Seminar, Morgan Carpenter will discuss the fact that Intersex has been added to ‘LGBTI’ for many years, but action to protect, respect and fulfil the rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics has lagged behind. This seminar will outline the goals of the intersex movement, action to further the health and human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics, and additional work that needs to be undertaken to fulfil those rights in Australia.

Morgan Carpenter is an intersex man, bioethicist, executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia, and creator of the intersex flag. He plays an active role in systemic advocacy on legislative, regulatory and clinical reform. A signatory and drafting committee member of the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 and a participant in the first UN expert meeting on ending human rights violations against intersex persons in 2015.

Morgan has been a contractor or consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, World Health Organization, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and Australian Capital Territory and Victorian State governments, and an advisory group member for the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Bureau of Statistics, New South Wales Health, and the EU Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches research network. He is a member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law.

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