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FGM: Lack of Conviction ‘a National Scandal’

September 15, 2016

(BBC) – 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 has said. In a 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. It said the duty to report FGM “must be enforced with stronger sanctions”. The Home Office said it was tackling FGM by strengthening the law.

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