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Victims of FGM could sue government for failing to protect them, say lawyers
by Nicholas Cecil and Anna Davis
Victims of female genital mutilation could sue the government for millions for failing to protect them from the barbaric practice, leading lawyers warned today.
They said victims could get compensation after British authorities failed to bring a single prosecution despite FGM being criminalised three decades ago.
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales believes the UK is in breach of its international law obligations to protect young women and girls from mutilation.
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