Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

What steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution of people responsible for female genital mutilation.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Conservative, Mid Worcestershire

What steps the CPS is taking to prosecute people responsible for female genital mutilation.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice. I welcome the recent successful conviction in London which was the first in the UK.

Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

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