October 5, 2016

BHRC seminar – FGM Protection Orders – what impact for girls at risk?

In February 2014, the BHRC gave evidence to the Home Affairs Committee that the UK was failing to meet its positive obligations under international law to protect those at risk of FGM. One of the BHRC’s original recommendations within that evidence was the introduction of civil protection orders for potential victims of FGM. Following a Ministry of Justice consultation, the recommendation has since been brought into force under the Serious Crime Act 2015. This seminar explores the evolution of the FGM Protection Orders and how such measures may assist in protecting girls at risk.

Alimatu Dimonekene
FGM survivor; Prevention Caseworker and Trainer
Seema Malhotra MP
Shadow Home Office Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls
Zimran Samuel
BHRC Executive Committee member; Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year 2014 winner in recognition of work on cases involving honour based killing
Chaired by:
Kirsty Brimelow QC
Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; Doughty Street Chambers