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UK FGM Law, Prosecutions, Convictions, Protection Orders, Mandatory Reporting

FGM Law, Trials, Prosecutions, Convictions, Protection Orders and Mandatory Reporting

Published 14 May 2024


Until the 1980s, FGM was widely known in English as “female circumcision”,

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The Gambia's contestation of female circumcision ban

The Gambia contests female circumcision (FGM) ban

Published 4 April 2024

The Gambia in west African has become the centre of international concern in regard to female circumcision,

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Police secure a conviction for FGM occurring abroad

Police secure UK conviction for FGM occurring in Kenya

Published 8 March 2024

A British mother has been jailed for allowing her daughter to undergo FGM in Kenya.

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Some women are more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

Some women are considered more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

Published 26 November 2023

In Australia, some women can now consent to cosmetic genital modifications while others cannot.

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FGM: charges and prosecutions

FGM: charges and prosecutions 2018-2022

Published 17 October 2023

FOI request to CPS October 2023: ‘I am writing to make an information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Fifteen year old case of FGM to be tried

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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