FGM/C Shifting Sands

Legal Articles

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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Australia re-criminalises symbolic FGM

 Australia re-criminalises a symbolic form of FGM

Published 27 October 2019

Truly, truth is stranger than fiction in the FGM world.

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Kenyan women should also be free to choose

Kenyan women should be free to choose circumcision

Published 23 October 2019

Tomorrow, Dr Tatu Kamau, a former senior official at Kenya’s Ministry of Health will contest the constitutionality of Kenya’s FGM law.

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Despite CPS guidance the FGM law is racist

Despite CPS guidance FGM law remains racist

Published 23 October 2019

Race is the prism through which women and girls wanting female genital alterations

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