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On closer inspection of the Human Rights Committee webpage, it appears that the opportunity to do anything substantive on this occasion has passed: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/news/role-and-independence-of-the-office-of-the-childrens-commissioner-for-england/        
The Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) were established under the Children Act 2004 with ultimate responsibility to The Children's Commissioner for England.   A reader from the UK who wants to follow-up on this matter could start by subscribing to the Commissioner's mailing list:   http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/newsletter   Readers from the United Kingdom might also be able to take advantage of this upcoming event to start addressing this...
Link: http://www.mycircumcisiondisgrace.org/index.html   Excerpts:     The author of this website has had the forthrightness to also publish his letters to various politicians and regulatory officials, and from a cold and detached standpoint, some of his approaches could have been better.   Still, the responses do lend insight into the dismissive attitude of many Australian politicians and medical regulators towards male circumcision.
Information about circumcision rates by region, private insurance and medicaid status:   http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb126.jsp      
http://www.racp.edu.au/index.cfm?objectid=7424E1CD-0C3B-2516-C2EC3ACB1099A79A   An improvement over their 2003 brochure, but still trivialises the issue with cutesy imagery and strained concessions to parents religious beliefs and traditions.      
This could be a starting point for an appropriately qualified reader or contributor to this site, wanting to commence a career in men's health (and of course, ultimately address the harms of circumcision), who is willing to relocate to Adelaide, Australia.   http://www.seek.com.au/Job/phd-scholarship-in-men-s-health-research-university-of-adelaide/in/adelaide-adelaide/21836637   Excerpt:       As usual, if anyone should happen to be successful in landing a job or contract...
Could be another opportunity to spread the message from within.   http://www.aids2012.org/volunteer.aspx   Excerpt:      
Link to article:   http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/629678-govt-plans-circumcision-school-camps.html   I strongly advise that readers from the U.S. look for opportunities to hold agencies under the aegis of the Department of State, such as USAID, PEPFAR, as well as agencies such as the Peace Corp, who are incentivising circumcision programs in Africa, accountable and to engage in their, and their overseer agencies, community consultation processes. Subscribing...
There may be some scope here for urging the FDA not to approve new circumcision devices (e.g. tara-klamp, pre-pex) on the basis of 'clinical trials' conducted overseas, and to shore-up the case against the use of neonatal foreskins commercially and in research.   The FDA is accepting written submissions via regulations.gov until 31 May 2012.   http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2012-N-0170-0001       There is additional information on the FDA site,...
This could be opportunity for an appropriately qualified and connected visitor or contributor to this site, to ensure that better oversight of ethics and human rights is provided to future NIAID clinical trials conducted abroad.   https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a90a5d7e29d3862a55819dfe2cd0ab82&tab=core&_cview=1   If anyone should happen to be successful in landing a job or contract they first saw on these forums, it would be greatly...
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