Who is Victor Madrigal-Borloz? – by Eva Kurilova

On December 19th, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI) addressed the Scottish Parliament Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee about the Gender Recognition Reform bill ahead of its final debate.

If passed, the bill will grant gender recognition certificates on the basis of self-identification.

Madrigal-Borloz, a Costa Rican Lawyer, has served in the IE SOGI role since January 1, 2018. Notably, he is a signatory of the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10, a supplementary document to the Yogyakarta Principles that was adopted on November 10, 2017.

Under Principle 31, the document says that “while sex or gender continues to be registered” states shall “ensure a quick, transparent, and accessible mechanism that legally recognises and affirms each person’s self-defined gender identity.”

This is exactly the position that Madrigal-Borloz takes in regard to Scotland’s Gender Recognition Reform bill, and it is in direct opposition to the position of Reem Alsalem, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women who also addressed the committee.

Alsalem expressed strong concerns about the risks that self-ID poses to safeguarding for women and children.

“The United Nations Human Rights System has for a long time held a consensus view that legal recognition of gender identity is a duty of the state,” Madrigal-Borloz writes.

He continues with the strikingly bold claim that “in the 13 countries and dozens of regions that already have self-identification — whose populations together add up to some 350 million people — there are no administrative or judicial findings that validate the idea that the risk of abuse is a material one.”

The stipulation that “findings” about the risk of abuse caused by self-ID must be administrative or judicial is underhanded. It allows Madrigal-Borloz to simply handwave away evidence unless it comes from the governments that introduced this legislation in the first place — and therefore won’t want it to reflect negatively on themselves.

In essence, gender ideology is unfalsifiable. It doesn’t matter when people like Reem Alsalem raise the issue of abusive men taking advantage of self-ID to enter women’s spaces. By virtue of self-ID, those men automatically become women. Any abuse they perpetuate is done by women, so, of course, you’re not going to see any “administrative or judicial findings” that show self-ID opened the door to abusive men.

Source: Who is Victor Madrigal-Borloz? – by Eva Kurilova

One thought on “Who is Victor Madrigal-Borloz? – by Eva Kurilova”

  1. The UN is way past its use by date.

    And how can anyone be ‘an expert in sexual orientation’? It’s totally non sensical.

    And despite what these idiots say we all know that there are only two sexes, male and female, and all animals rely on this to reproduce. \

    The only animals I know of that can change their sex are worms and barramundi.

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