Law update: Female genital mutilation
David Pickover examines an area of law to deal with a series of horrifying offences – and predicts that prosecutions will require close inter-agency co-operation.
Female genital mutilation first appeared on the statute book in 1985, but it is only in the past weeks that steps have been taken to launch the first prosecution for such an offence. While previously accommodated by the Female Circumcision Act 1985,...
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