Lack of FGM convictions ‘shows UK law is flawed’

Britain is one of the only countries in Europe where not a single person has been convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM), a report will reveal tomorrow.

Quilliam, the counter-terrorism think tank, says it is a “national scandal” that nobody has been jailed for the illegal procedure.

FGM is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia for a non-medical purpose. It is usually performed on young girls, leading to enduring physical and mental health problems.

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