|Title:||Legislation in Europe regarding female genital mutilation and the implementation of the law in Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and the UK|
|Categories:||3.1.1 násilí na ženách|
|Authors:||Els Leye and Jessika Deblonde|
|Publisher:||International Centre for Reproductive Health|
|Number of pages:||52|
This publication is the result of a research into the legal provisions related to FGM in 15 European Member States1 , and of the difficulties of implementing these laws in 5 countries: Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These countries were selected because of the interesting comparison of countries with specific legal provisions against FGM (Belgium, Sweden and the UK), and countries where FGM is forbidden under the general penal code (Spain and France). During the course of the project, changes in the legal provisions occurred in the UK (the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act (PFCA) 1985 was changed to the FGM Act 2003 on March 3, 2004) and in Spain (a specific law provision was introduced on October 1, 2003). The study was financed by the European Commission’s Daphne Programme, and ran from January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. The project was carried out by the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium, in partnership with: University of Valencia, Centre of Studies on Citizenship, Migration and Minorities (Javier De Lucas (Director), José García Añon (Coordinator) Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development - FORWARD UK, (Adwoa Kwateng-kluvitse) 1 In April 2004, the 15 EU Member States were: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. 5 Lund University, Department of Sociology, Sweden (Sara Johnsdotter) Commission pour l’Abolition des Mutilations Sexuelles, France (Linda Weil-Curiel) Centre for Human Rights, Ghent University, Belgium (Eva Brems).
Knihovna: Legislation in Europe regarding female genital mutilation and the implementation of the law in Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden and the UK