Dr Charlotte Proudman successfully represents the mother in FGM case

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Re X (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order. No.2) [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam)

Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Dr Charlotte Proudman represented the mother in a case concerning a FGM Protection Order (“FGMPO”). The local authority applied for a travel ban to prohibit the mother’s child from leaving the jurisdiction to visit her father in Egypt due to the risk of FGM. After various expert reports, the court granted the mother leave to temporarily remove the child from the jurisdiction to Egypt to visit her father in 2019. The case gives guidance on both the macro and the micro factors that must be taken into account when deciding a travel ban in a case where FGM is a risk. 


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