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Central Issues Around Female Genital Mutilation

Speaker: Jennifer Obaseki
Chambers: Obaseki Solicitors

In this insightful expert seminar, Dr Jennifer Obaseki, founder and director of Obaseki Solicitors, looks at an extremely important societal issue which is often overlooked within the law, to give an -in-depth talk about central issues around female genital mutilation in the UK, looking:

  • Defining FGM
  • Common misconceptions
  • Statistics, types of FGM and its consequences
  • FGM Protection Orders
  • Applying for FGMPOs
  • Unwanted effects of FGM law
  • Tackling FGM

Relevant laws

FGM Act 2003:

Serious Crime Act 2015: 

Case law

R v Dharmasena, 2015

Z (A Child), 2017

Re X (A Child) (FGMPO), 2018

R v. N (FGM), 2019

Suffolk County Council v RD and MA (2020)

Dr Jennifer Obaseki is an award-winning solicitor. She manages teams specialising in immigration, civil litigation, negligence, family, crime, property and commercial law. She was most recently honoured with a doctorate degree in Law for her humanitarian activities.