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
  • German court: Child circumcision 'an assault'
    Thousands of young boys are circumcised every year in Germany, especially in the country's large Jewish and Muslim communities. The court specified that circumcision was not illegal if carried out for medical reasons. From World War II to Vietnam and Syria ...
    06/27/2012 - 3:40 am | 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 - 9:26 pm | View Link
  • German court bans circumcision of young boys
    BERLIN Jewish and Muslim groups protested on Wednesday after a German court banned the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons in the first ruling of its kind in the country. The court in the western city of Cologne handed down the decision on ...
    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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  • Anti
    Anti-Circumcision Lobby Groups. There are several of these and their membership is drawn from a wide spectrum of society. They got started in the late 60s/early 70s ...
    01/15/2017 - 1:55 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    01/15/2017 - 12:48 am | 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.
    01/14/2017 - 1:11 am | View Website
  • History of Circumcision
    Accurate and reliable information on the history of circumcision, including articles and primary documents relating to both male and female circumcision, in both ...
    01/13/2017 - 9:11 am | View Website
  • Islam and circumcision – Circumstitions
    The case against infant circumcision and for genital integrity
    01/10/2017 - 1:54 pm | View Website
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