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Forced Marriage & FGM

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  • In brief: A successful application by the mother (“M”) to prevent the father (“F”) from taking the child to his country of birth (Guinea) to visit his family because of the very high prevalence of FGM in that country (around 96% according to the UN's analysis and the expert evidence) and the likelihood that F's family would want to have the child "cut" or mutilated as a female child of the family. An FGMPO was made, lasting until the child’s 17th birthday with associated directions. Judgment, 09/03/2018, free
  • The judge gave permission for the father to remove his 3 daughters permanently to Nigeria following a finding that the mother had made false claims in respect of FGM in an effort to bolster an application for asylum in the United Kingdom. Judgment, 06/05/2016, free

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