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 Dr Arianne Shahvisi was published recently.

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Junior doctor treated as a criminal

Junior doctor treated as a criminal for doing his job

Published 13 August 2015

How can we eradicate fear in the NHS when a junior doctor is treated as a criminal for trying to do his job?

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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.

Marge Berer 

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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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