Attorneys for the Rights of the Child

ARC Mission

To secure equal protection for, and broaden public and legal recognition of, children’s legal and human rights to bodily integrity and self-determination that are violated by unnecessary genital cutting of male, female and intersex children.
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ARC Accomplishments

United Nations Project
We gave oral and written presentations putting the issue of male genital mutilation on the United Nations record for the first time…

Unofficially Winning Circumcision Debate with AAP Task Force Member
The Twentieth Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics, held on October 18-19, 2013, marked a debate regarding the ethics of male circumcision in which Steven Svoboda unofficially defeated Michael Brady, M.D., a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Circumcision…

Recent Blog Posts

Circumcision – Know Your Legal Rights

In this video – which was commissioned, arranged, and introduced by Attorney for the Rights of the Child’s (ARC’s) J. Steven Svoboda – ARC’s original board member David Llewellyn discusses circumcision and potential litigants’ legal rights. The following questions are answered:

  1. Who may bring about a circumcision-related lawsuit?
  2. What is “informed consent”?
  3. Who may be responsible for damages?
  4. What are the time limits?
  5. What sort of damages may be awarded?

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