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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/IRL/CO/3, 30 July 2008: Ireland

8. The Committee, while noting with satisfaction the State party’s intention to adopt legislation on a civil partnership bill, expresses its concern that no provisions  regarding taxation and social welfare are proposed at present. It is furthermore concerned that the State party has not recognized a change of gender by transgender persons by permitting birth certificates to be issued for these persons. (arts. 2, 16, 17, 23, and 26)

The State party should ensure that its legislation is not discriminatory  of nontraditional forms of partnership, including taxation and welfare benefits. The State party should also recognize the right of transgender persons to a change of gender by permitting the issuance of new birth certificates.

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-HRC-Ireland-2008-eng