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Stop Infant circumcision / male genital mutilation. A childs human rights are denied everytime surgery is performed, that they cannot consent too.

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Published on Wednesday 10th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 10th August 2012

Signatures: 166

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Child ~ Individuals

Petition Action

Stop Infant circumcision / male genital mutilation. A childs human rights are denied everytime surgery is performed, that they cannot consent too.

Additional Information

There should be a blanket ban on any type of surgery of this kind, male or female unless there is a serious medical condition that deems it necessary.

Most of the time these proceedures are not necesary and deny the child of their basic human & equal rights.

How do human rights help you?

Human rights are based on core principles like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy. They are relevant to your day-to-day life and protect your freedom to control your own life, effectively take part in decisions made by public authorities which impact upon your rights and get fair and equal services from public authorities.

This type of surgery is invasive, permanent and totally out of control of the individual.

It is particularly contraversial as it is practiced in several major religions, and faiths. If an individuals rights are to be maintained, circumcision should be offered to the individuals at an appropriate age so they can make an informed decision.


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