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Can you give us links on that, because I cannot find anywhere the UN pronouncing itself on circumcision.
The World Health Organisation is ambivalent about it, and many medical authorities have come in favour of circumcision, notably in Africa in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other STD.
So, I really would like to know when the UN debated about circumcision.
As a matter of interest, the German parliament has just voted a law protecting the practice of circumcision, after some people took surgeons to court and tries to have it banned.
Article 8, part 1:
States Parties undertake to respect the right of the child to preserve his or her identity [...and not be surgically altered to look like his father].
Article 13, part 1:
The child shall have the right to freedom of expression...[infant circumcision circumvents the child's freedom to decide for himself what parts of his body to keep, and his freedom of sexual expression by permanently and unnecessarily diminishing his sexual sensations].
Article 24, part 3:
States Parties shall take all effective and appropriate measures with a view to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children.
20 November, 1989
This Convention has been ratified by every country in the world except Somalia and the United States of America.