Shifting Sands

Tag: Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Airport FGM Hunting

FGM: Trophy Hunting at British Airports

Published 16 September 2016

Like trophy hunters in search of elective game, members of Operation Limelight, policed some of England’s busiest airports recently,

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FGM cases dropped

Outrage as FGM cases are dropped

Published 27 August 2015

Since 1985, FGM has been a crime. It’s estimated that around 65,000 girls in the UK are at risk of this brutal and barbaric practice, that can lead to pain, infertility and even death.

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FGM Controversy

FGM/C panic has prompted a witch-hunt

Published 11 June 2015

In this Institute of Ideas podcast, Bríd Hehir argues that the panic stirred up over FGM/C criminalises families. It has also prompted a witch-hunt against doctors and parents. She suggests that the Crown Prosecution Service, in bringing Dr Dharmasena’s case to trial, was politically motivated.

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