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Introduction

  • Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala
  • Paul Nzinga Komba
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Abstract

The purpose of this book is to examine the law and practice on the issue of FGM around the world and to consider the underlying medical aspects of this issue. Its objective is, first, to consider the major avenues open to FGM victims bringing or likely to bring legal action against the state, which has stopped short of keeping them safe from the practices it has resolved to eliminate through law. Secondly, the book seeks to provide comprehensive, technical knowledge of the subject, combined with a working understanding of its practical legal framework and examination of underlying issues of principle and policy. Special emphasis is also placed on matters of the law governing the ban against the practice across the world, and the function of litigation procedure as a framework within which victims may seek relief, and on the importance of defences in an action against the State as well as FGM perpetrators.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala
    • 1
  • Paul Nzinga Komba
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics Physics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and EnvironmentNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Wolfson CollegeCambridgeUK

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