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

1/1/1998
By J. Steven Svoboda The fact that infant circumcision still happens today is astounding. (This article is principally concerned with non-...
1/1/1999
Robert S Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda, J. G. Dwyer And C.P. Price “Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues” British Journal...
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...
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

16 March 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 American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP's) position on male circumcision.
31 January 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 Colorado to undo the state's recent cessation of Medicaid funding for circumcisions. Thanks to board member David Wilton for helping make this happen. Here is the text of the press release:
20 October 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@post.harvard.edu www.ncfm.org www.arclaw.org For Immediate Release: 10/20/2009

Book Reviews

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