In February 2012, Slovenia’s human rights ombudsman announced that “circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons is a violation of children’s rights” and “ritual circumcision of boys for religious reasons in our country, [for] legal and ethical reasons is unacceptable, and doctors should not perform it.”

Here is the URL for the original announcement in Slovenian:

A very rough Google translation into English is at

Thanks to our newest board member, Marc Angelucci, for calling this to our attention.

Statements from other leading Medical and Human Rights organizations can be found here.