Resources

List of Legal Victories Proving Harm Caused by Circumcision

Our list represents a very small percentage of the total number of circumcision-related lawsuits. Privately arranged settlements and sealed settlements are both highly unlikely to appear in the list. Accordingly, this list grossly underestimates the number of successful circumcision-related lawsuits and the cost of male circumcision.

Click here to view the complete list: http://arclaw.org/resources/settlements


Circumcision: Your Legal Rights Brochure

Our “know your rights” brochure for potential litigants is now available thanks to the active collaboration of ARC Secretary and Intact America Director Georganne Chapin.

Tri-fold version


Articles

Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale » 1/1/1998
By J. Steven Svoboda The fact that infant circumcision still happens today is astounding. (This article is principally concerned with non-...
Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues » 1/1/1999
Robert S Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda, J. G. Dwyer And C.P. Price “Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues” British Journal...
Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues. BJU International (1999), 83, Suppl. 1, 63–73 [PDF] » 1/1/1999
R.S. VAN HOWE, J.S. SVOB ODA*, J. G. DWY ER† and C .P . P RIC E Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Paediatrics, Marshfield...
CIRCUMCISION: DOCTORS ARE BETRAYING CHILDREN » 3/1/1999
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 510-848-4437 CONTACT: J. Steven Svoboda 510-848-4437  

Press Releases

New ARC Article Finds Fault With Pediatric Organization's Support for Circumcision, Provoking its Formal Response » 3/16/2013
We issued a press release on March 16 announcing a new article appearing on March 18 by Steven and Robert Van Howe that criticizes the...
ARC Issues Press Release Re Colorado Medicaid » 1/31/2012
We issued a press release on January 31, 2012, to be sent out to thousands of media outlets through prweb.com, regarding efforts in...
CDC’s New Circumcision Policy Flouts Medical Fact and Is Illegal » 10/20/2009
National Coalition for Men and Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 Fax/Phone 510-595-5550 arc@...

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