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President issues update to FGM standard orders

Corrects an error relating to powers of arrest.

  • The President has issued a notice concerning FGM order in the terms below:

    "The President of the Family Division would wish to draw your attention to the attached note from Mr Justice Mostyn.An error has been identified in Orders 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.8, 15.9, and 15.10 (Forced Marriage Orders) in addition to Order 16.1 (Female Genital Mutilation Order).

    Note from Mr Justice Mostyn:

    An error has been identified in Orders 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.8, 15.9, and 15.10 (Forced Marriage Orders). Each of these contained, or referred to, a power of arrest. These orders assumed that section 63H of the Family Law Act 1996 was still in force when in fact that provision had been repealed by section 120(5) of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Instead the orders should have contained the same warning notice that breach may amount to a criminal offence and a "Note to Arresting Officer" as appears in Order No. 10.1. These should also have appeared in Order 16.1 (Female Genital Mutilation Order). These corrections have been made.

    The updated orders can be downloaded as a .zip file from the Judiciary site. They will be uploaded to the Family LAw Hub over the next few days.

News, published: 12/12/2018


Published: 12/12/2018


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