Human Rights Violations Table

HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES from CIRCUMCISION
RELATIVE to FOUR UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTS

  Universal
Declaration on
Human Rights
UDHR

UN General
Assembly
Resolution
217 A (III)
-1948-

International
Covenant on
Civil & Political
Rights
ICCPR

UN General
Assembly
Resolution
2200 A (XXI)
-1966-

International
Covenant on
Economic,
Social &
Cultural Rights
ICESCR

UN General
Assembly
Resolution
2200 A (XXI)
-1966-

Convention on
the Rights of
the Child
CRC

UN General
Assembly
Resolution
44/25
-1989-

Self-
Determination

Preamble, 1, 2

1

1

Preamble, 12, 1

Physical &
Moral Integrity

29, 1-2

6, 7

__

27, 41

Forced Labor
& Traffic
in Persons

23, 1-3

8

__

32, 34, 35, 36

Liberty &
Security of
Person

3, 9, 12

9, 10, 11

__

16, 33, 37

Freedom of
Religion or
Belief

18, 19

17, 18

__

14

Protection of
Children

16.3, 25

23, 24

10

19

Physical &
Mental Health

25

6.1

12

24

Against Genital
Mutilation
Implied
Throughout
Implied
Throughout
Implied
Throughout

Explicit at
24.3

 

Excerpted with permission from Universal Reproductive & Human Rights: Ordering Corrective Action against North American Circumcisers, Ch. 1, "Introduction to the Urgent Human Rights Proposal" (p.11), by Anastasios Zavales.
Copyright © 1995 Ecumenics International Press, Sloatsburg, NY 10974 USA