Shifting Sands

Tag: Dr Dharmasena

FGM law is marred with sexism and racism

FGM legislation is too weak and too strong?

Published 19 January 2017

An interesting and timely paper written by

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Junior doctor treated as a criminal

FGM prosecution

Justice was done in FGM trial

Acquittals in the FGM case: justice was done, but what now?

Published 13 June 2015

This was a case that should never have been allowed to happen.

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Dr Dharmasena showtrial

The FGM showtrial: this case should never have come to court

Published 11 June 2015

On Feb 4th 2015, a jury in the UK found Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena not guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on a newly delivered young mother.

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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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