Failure to act on Female Genital Mutilation


Local Government analysis: The failure to successfully prosecute a single case of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK is a ‘national scandal’, the Commons home affairs select committee said in September 2016.

In a recent report, the MPs said it was ‘beyond belief’ that no one had been convicted of FGM, 30 years after the practice was made illegal in the UK. Julie Okine and Charlotte Proudman of Goldsmith Chambers look at some of the issues behind the lack of prosecutions.

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Related barristers: Julie Okine, Dr Charlotte Proudman