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Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005

Summary of Offences

28.The tables below summarise the offences created by this Act and give references to the relevant subsections. In this table, a UK person means a UK national or a permanent UK resident, as defined by section 5; a non-UK person means any other person.

Committing an act of female genital mutilationReference
Any person who carries out FGM in ScotlandSection 1(1)
A UK person who carries out FGM outside the UKSection 1(1) as extended by section 4(1)
Aiding and abetting an act of female genital mutilation which takes place in ScotlandReference
Any person in Scotland who aids and abets FGM in ScotlandSection 3(1)(a)
A UK person outside the UK who aids and abets FGM in ScotlandSection 3(1)(a) as extended by section 4(1)
Aiding and abetting an act of female genital mutilation which takes place outside the UKReference
Any person in Scotland who aids and abets a UK person to carry out FGM outside the UKSection 3(1)(a) (aiding and abetting an offence under section 1 as extended by section 4(1))
A UK person outside the UK who aids and abets a UK person to carry out FGM outside the UKSection 3(1)(a) (aiding and abetting an offence under section 1 as extended by section 4(1)) as extended by section 4(1)
Any person in Scotland who aids and abets a non-UK person to carry out FGM outside the UKSection 3(1)(c)
A UK person outside the UK who aids and abets a non-UK person to carry out FGM outside the UKSection 3(1)(c) as extended by section 4(1)
Aiding and abetting an act of self-mutilationReference
Any person in Scotland who aids and abets another person anywhere to self-mutilateSection 3(1)(b)
A UK person outside the UK who aids and abets another person anywhere to self-mutilateSection 3(1)(b) as extended by section 4(1)

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