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An analysis of the implementation of laws with regard to female genital mutilation in Europe

Leye, Els; Deblonde, Jessika; Garcia-Anon, Jose; Johnsdotter Carlbom, Sara LU ; Kwateng-Kluvitse, Adwoa; Weil-Curiel, Linda and Temmerman, Marleen (2007) In Crime, Law and Social Change 47(1). p.1-31
Abstract
This paper presents results of a survey on legislation regarding female genital mutilation in 15 European member states, as well as the results of a comparative analysis of the implementation of these laws in Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The research showed that although both criminal laws and child protection laws are implemented a number of difficulties with the implementation of these laws remain. The article suggests that efforts should primarily focus on child protection measures, but also on developing implementation strategies for criminal laws, and concludes with suggestions to overcome the obstructing factors to implement laws applicable to FGM in Europe.
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Crime, Law and Social Change
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0925-4994
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10.1007/s10611-007-9055-7
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  author       = {Leye, Els and Deblonde, Jessika and Garcia-Anon, Jose and Johnsdotter Carlbom, Sara and Kwateng-Kluvitse, Adwoa and Weil-Curiel, Linda and Temmerman, Marleen},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--31},
  publisher    = {Kluwer},
  series       = {Crime, Law and Social Change},
  title        = {An analysis of the implementation of laws with regard to female genital mutilation in Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10611-007-9055-7},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2007},
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