BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent to the procedure....

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  • German Court: Circumcision of Young Boys Constitutes "Illegal Bodily Harm"
    A regional court in Cologne, Germany, has determined that religious circumcision of young boys constitutes “illegal bodily harm,” even when performed with the consent of the parents, and that the “fundamental rights of the child to bodily integrity ...
    06/27/2012 - 12:36 pm | View Link
  • Religious groups outraged after German court rules circumcision amounts to 'bodily harm'
    A decision to outlaw circumcision on young boys on the grounds that it causes 'illegal bodily harm' has sparked fury among Jewish and Islamic groups in Germany. The court decision to make child circumcision a crime, made in the city of Cologne, has ...
    06/26/2012 - 8:26 pm | View Link
  • German court bans male circumcision, sparks outrage among Jews, Muslims
    BERLIN - Jewish and Muslim groups protested on Wednesday after a German court banned the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, Reuters reported. The ban applies to the Cologne region of Germany. The court in the western city of Cologne handed ...
    06/26/2012 - 7:32 pm | View Link
  • German court bans circumcision of young boys
    The court in the western city of Cologne handed down the decision on Tuesday in the case of a doctor prosecuted for circumcising a four-year-old Muslim boy who had to be treated two days later for post-operative bleeding. It ruled involuntary religious ...
    06/26/2012 - 2:05 pm | View Link
  • German court rules religious circumcision on boys an assault
    BERLIN: Circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents’ religious rights. The regional court in Cologne, western Germany ...
    06/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • History of male circumcision
    The origin of male circumcision is not known with certainty. It has been variously proposed that it began as a religious sacrifice, as a rite of passage marking a boy ...
    10/16/2016 - 1:59 pm | View Website
  • Circumcision and law
    Laws restricting, regulating, or banning circumcision, some dating back to ancient times, have been enacted in many countries and communities.
    10/15/2016 - 11:33 pm | View Website
    News items relating to circumcision and, in particular, to research into the benefits of male circumcision.
    10/15/2016 - 4:09 pm | View Website
  • Circumcision in Law
    Circumcision of healthy boys: Criminal assault? by G. J. Boyle, J. S. Svoboda, C. P. Price, & J. N. Turner Journal of Law & Medicine Vol 7 (February 2000), No. 3, pp ...
    10/15/2016 - 11:44 am | View Website
  • Circumcision Resource Center |
    Circumcision Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about circumcision.
    10/15/2016 - 6:15 am | View Website
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