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Council of Europe under pressure to reconsider its resolution condemning male circumcision

Council of Europe under pressure to reconsider its resolution condemning male circumcision

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:02

According to a report in the Times of Israel, the Council of Europe is to revisit last October's resolution which stated that the ritual circumcision of young boys violates their basic human rights.

Nordic children’s ombudsmen take historic step to protect children’s rights

Nordic children’s ombudsmen take historic step to protect children’s rights

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:47

Yesterday, during a meeting in Oslo, Nordic ombudsmen for children, Nordic paediatricians, and paediatric surgeons agreed a resolution urging their national governments to work for a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision.

Swedish Ombudsman calls for ban on circumcision

Swedish Ombudsman calls for ban on circumcision

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:17

The Swedish Ombudsman for Children has written to a newspaper calling for the country to outlaw the circumcision of boys.

Secular Medical Forum challenges Ed Miliband’s support for religious circumcision

Secular Medical Forum challenges Ed Miliband’s support for religious circumcision

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:08

The Secular Medical Forum has condemned Ed Miliband's recent support for the ritual genital cutting of children and called on the labour leader to rethink his stance on the issue.

Sheffield hospitals plan to charge for non-medical circumcision

Sheffield hospitals plan to charge for non-medical circumcision

Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:53

NHS Sheffield's Clinical Commissioning Group has proposed to make families who want their sons to undergo non-medical male circumcision pay for the procedure. Each operation costs about £1,000.

Swiss and Austrian hospitals suspend religious circumcision procedures

Swiss and Austrian hospitals suspend religious circumcision procedures

Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:37

Two Swiss hospitals have suspended the performance of infant circumcision, after the ruling of a German court in Cologne which said that religious circumcision was likely to be illegal because it infringed the rights of the child.

International controversy rages over German ban on circumcision

International controversy rages over German ban on circumcision

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:18

The court decision in Germany that held that circumcision, carried out for religious — as opposed to medical — reasons, is potentially harmful has been fiercely opposed by religious interests, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel.