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In Report, British Lawmakers Say Failure Of Authorities To Successfully Prosecute FGM Case In More Than 30 Years Constitutes ‘National Scandal’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Britain’s failure to tackle female genital mutilation a ‘national disgrace’: lawmakers
“The failure of British authorities to bring one successful prosecution for female genital mutilation in more than 30 years is a ‘national scandal,’ lawmakers said on Thursday calling for greater action against professionals not reporting the practice. … British parliamentarians said in a report that they were ‘alarmed’ by the lack of prosecutions and to learn that some clinicians were ignoring the legal duty to report cases to the police with some seeming to regard the duty as ‘optional’…” (Gardner, 9/14).

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