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Re N (A Child: Female Genital Mutilation protection Order)  EWHC 870 (Fam)Posted on 24.05.2018
Four members of St John’s Buildings Family team were involved in a case that concerned a female infant who was at real risk of female genital mutilation if she returned to the Sudan with her mother. Mr Justice Hayden analysed the interplay between Article 3 rights and Article 8 rights and decided that “…whilst there can be no derogation from N’s Article 3 rights, the interference with her Article 8’s rights, and those of her siblings and family, must be limited to that which is necessary to protect her Article 3 rights.” The learned judge granted an injunctive FGMPO to prevent the baby leaving the jurisdiction.
The full judgment is now available.