Slovenia's human rights ombudsman says male circumcision violates human rights

In February 2012, Slovenia's human rights ombudsman announced that "circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons is a violation of children's rights" and "ritual circumcision of boys for religious reasons in our country, [for] legal and ethical reasons is unacceptable, and doctors should not perform it."

Here is the URL for the original announcement in Slovenian: www.varuh-rs.si/medijsko-sredisce/aktualni-primeri/novice/detajl/obrezovanje-fantkov-iz-nemedicinskih-razlogov-je-krsitev-otrokovih-pravic/?cHash=7364092ccb

A very rough Google translation into English is at http://translate.google.co.nz/translate?hl=en&sl=sl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.varuh-rs.si%2Fmedijsko-sredisce%2Faktualni-primeri%2Fnovice%2Fdetajl%2Fobrezovanje-fantkov-iz-nemedicinskih-razlogov-je-krsitev-otrokovih-pravic%2F%3FcHash%3D7364092ccb

Thanks to our newest board member, Marc Angelucci, for calling this to our attention.

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child

 

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