Female genital mutilation – time for a prosecution – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in evidence, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by tracey

“There has been legislation in this country to criminalise female genital mutilation (FGM) for a long time and not one successful prosecution. The three cases referred to the CPS in the last two years had significant evidential difficulties and there was no realistic prospect of conviction.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th November 2012

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Female genital mutilation: time for a prosecution – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2012 in child abuse, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions, women by sally

“There has been legislation in this country to criminalise female genital mutilation (FGM) for 27 years and not one successful prosecution. Three cases referred to the Crown Prosection Service (CPS) in the last two years had significant evidential difficulties and were not pursued. Last week the Association of Women Barristers (AWB) and the CPS held a joint seminar to address these issues.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rochdale grooming trial: investigation to focus on victims, not ethnicity, says DPP – Daily Telegraph

“Kier Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has said that a review into child sexual exploitation would focus on the failure to listen to victims rather than the ethnicity of the perpetrators.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2012

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Crown Prosecution Service to strengthen support to victims of Female Genital Mutilation – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 7th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, female genital mutilation, news, victims by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has today issued new guidance that sets out the legal elements of FGM and the challenges prosecutors may face in bringing a case to court, particularly when a victim may retract her evidence due to social and cultural pressures.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th September 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ban male circumcision? No, scientific evidence of harm is not strong enough – The Guardian

“Supporters of a ban are making a flawed equivalency: male circumcision is not the same practice as female genital mutilation.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011

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Female circumcision: a tradition steeped in blood – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in female genital mutilation, news by sally

“Police are to stage high-profile checks on flights to a number of African states in an attempt to stop young girls being taken abroad to be forcibly mutilated with the consent of their parents.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2008

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Met’s unique £20,000 reward to stop mutilation of women – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2007 in female genital mutilation, news by sally

“An estimated 66,000 women and girls in England and Wales have had their genitals forcibly mutilated, according to Department of Health figures due out this autumn. The practice is so serious among immigrant communities in London that the Metropolitan police yesterday offered £20,000 to anyone giving information which leads to successful prosecution, the first reward for a general crime rather than a specific case. No one has yet been prosecuted under the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act in 1985 and the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk