FGM/C Shifting Sands

Legal Articles

I have always believed she was innocent and overcharged

“I always believed Dr Nagarwala was innocent and overcharged”

Published 21 February 2022

A criminal defence lawyer asserted this when she wrote the following

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FGM sentence suspended for young mother

Lisbon Court suspended sentence for mother convicted of FGM

Published 25 September 2021

Lisbon Court suspends sentence to woman convicted of FGM.

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prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women

The prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women: some reasonable doubts

Published 30 April 2021

Two court cases in 2019 involving Dawoodi Bohras (a Shia Muslim sect),

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Re-infibulation and Piercing cases

FGM Recording and Reporting: Re-infibulation and Piercing cases 

Published 11 March 2021

The legal position relating to re-infibulation and genital piercing was published 8th July 2019.

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Portugal's first FGM conviction to be appealed?

Portugal’s first FGM conviction to be appealed?

Published 9 February 2021

A statement in regard to Portugal’s first FGM conviction and requesting support for an appeal

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Women should be free to choose circumcision

Women should be free to choose circumcision

Published 21 December 2020

It’s generally accepted in the West that women are equal before the law and have bodily autonomy.

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14 years sentence for being an African woman

FGM conviction UK

Injustice arising from pursuit of FGM prosecutions – UK

Published 18 May 2020

Britain’s first conviction for FGM was delivered in London, in February 2019

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Worrying questions about expert evidence at FGM trials

Concerns about expertise at FGM trials

Published 12 December 2019

A number of important questions were raised by this year’s ‘successful’ FGM prosecutions,

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Dublin FGM trial

Maybe Ireland’s first FGM case really was a straddle injury

Published 9 December 2019

The jury at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court court found a Dublin couple guilty of being secondary participants to FGM

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