The European Council calls circumcision of children a violation of human rights, calls for legal ban until age 15.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a pan-European group, has passed a resolution condemning circumcision of children as a violation of human rights, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports.
The resolution passed with 78 in favor to just 13 against. Fifteen people abstained from the vote.
Representatives called to ban “certain operations and practices…before a child is old enough to be consulted.” The age suggested for allowing circumcision was 15.