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Karen Ellison Considers Medical And Legal Approaches To Protecting Girls From FGM

September 1, 2013

14.07.03 Portcullis 2Dr Karen Ellison is a physician and lawyer, whose thesis, just published, asks: Female Genital Mutilation – Can the Law Protect Our Children?
Dr Ellison concludes that
‘… the law in the UK including its signatory to the many human rights declarations, has the ability to protect children but is failing our children. This is to a large extent due to the lack of cohesion between law and what happens on the ground.

Given the current debate about approaches to eradicating FGM, the views of an experienced UK-based practitioner qualified in both medicine and law are singularly important.

I invite you to read them here.

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