Court Cases, Cultural Expertise and ´Female Genital Mutilation' in Europe
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Court Cases, Cultural Expertise and ´Female Genital Mutilation' in Europe

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Mestre i Mestre, Ruth; Johnsdotter, Sara
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This chapter discusses adjudication, expertise, and cultural difference as it appears in criminal court cases concerning female genital cutting (FGM) in the EU, as reported in a 2015 comparative overview. It begins with the distinction between typical and atypical FGM cases; a distinction that connects court cases to the cultural realities of the practicing communities, suggesting that the lack of cultural knowledge can cause unnecessary suffering to families and/or individuals who wrongly undergo prosecution in alleged FGM cases. A contrario, the intervention of experts in FGM court cases could be a positive approach to assessing the legitimacy of public intervention in certain cases.

    Mestre i Mestre, Ruth Johnsdotter, Sara 2019 Court Cases, Cultural Expertise and ´Female Genital Mutilation' in Europe Studies in Law Politics and Society 78 95 113
https://doi.org/10.1108/S1059-433720190000078006

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