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Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Offence of female genital mutilation

  3. 2.Offence of assisting a girl to mutilate her own genitalia

  4. 3.Offence of assisting a non-UK person to mutilate overseas a girl’s genitalia

  5. 3A.Offence of failing to protect girl from risk of genital mutilation

  6. 4.Extension of sections 1 to 3A to extra-territorial acts or omissions

  7. 4A.Anonymity of victims

  8. 5.Penalties for offences

  9. 5A.Female genital mutilation protection orders

  10. 5B.Duty to notify police of female genital mutilation

  11. 5C.Guidance

  12. 6.Definitions

  13. 7.Consequential provision

  14. 8.Short title, commencement, extent and general saving

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Anonymity of victims

      1. Prohibition on the identification of victims in publications

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies where an allegation has been made...

      2. Penalty for breaching prohibition imposed by paragraph 1(2)

        1. 2.(1) If anything is included in a publication in contravention...

      3. Offence under paragraph 2: defences

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where a person (“ the defendant...

      4. Special rules for providers of information society services

        1. 4.(1) Paragraph 2 applies to a domestic service provider who,...

        2. 5.(1) Proceedings for an offence under paragraph 2 may not...

        3. 6.(1) A service provider does not commit an offence under...

        4. 7.(1) A service provider does not commit an offence under...

        5. 8.(1) A service provider does not commit an offence under...

      5. Interpretation

        1. 9.(1) In this Schedule— “ domestic service provider ” means...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Female genital mutilation protection orders

      1. PART 1 England and Wales

        1. Power to make FGM protection order

          1. 1.(1) The court in England and Wales may make an...

        2. Applications and other occasions for making orders

          1. 2.(1) The court may make an FGM protection order—

        3. Power to make order in criminal proceedings

          1. 3.The court before which there are criminal proceedings in England...

        4. Offence of breaching order

          1. 4.(1) A person who without reasonable excuse does anything that...

        5. Ex parte orders

          1. 5.(1) The court may, in any case where it is...

        6. Variation and discharge of orders

          1. 6.(1) The court may vary or discharge an FGM protection...

        7. Arrest under warrant

          1. 7.(1) An interested party may apply to the relevant judge...

        8. Remand: general

          1. 8.(1) The court before which an arrested person is brought...

        9. Remand: medical examination and report

          1. 9.(1) Any power to remand a person under paragraph 8(1)...

        10. Remand: further provision

          1. 10.(1) Where a court has power to remand a person...

          2. 11.(1) Where a person is remanded on bail, the court...

          3. 12.(1) The court may not remand a person for a...

          4. 13.(1) If the court is satisfied that a person who...

          5. 14.(1) This paragraph applies where under paragraph 10(3)(b) the court...

        11. Contempt proceedings

          1. 15.The powers of the court in relation to contempt of...

        12. Other protection or assistance against female genital mutilation

          1. 16.(1) Nothing in this Part of this Schedule affects any...

        13. Interpretation

          1. 17.(1) In this Part of this Schedule— “the court”, except...

      2. PART 2 Northern Ireland

        1. Power to make FGM protection order

          1. 18.(1) The court in Northern Ireland may make an order...

        2. Applications and other occasions for making orders

          1. 19.(1) The court may make an FGM protection order—

        3. Power to make order in criminal proceedings

          1. 20.The court before which there are criminal proceedings in Northern...

        4. Offence of breaching order

          1. 21.(1) A person who without reasonable excuse does anything that...

        5. Ex parte orders

          1. 22.(1) The court may, in any case where it is...

        6. Variation and discharge of orders

          1. 23.(1) The court may vary or discharge an FGM protection...

        7. Jurisdiction of courts

          1. 24.(1) For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule,...

        8. Power to extend jurisdiction to courts of summary jurisdiction

          1. 25.(1) The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland may, after...

        9. Contempt proceedings

          1. 26.The powers of the court in relation to contempt of...

        10. Appeals from county courts

          1. 27.(1) An appeal lies to the High Court against—

        11. Appeals: transfers and proposed transfers

          1. 28.(1) The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland may, after...

        12. Orders

          1. 29.(1) An order made under or by virtue of paragraph...

        13. Other protection or assistance against female genital mutilation

          1. 30.(1) Nothing in this Part of this Schedule affects any...

        14. Interpretation

          1. 31.In this Part of this Schedule— “ the court ”...

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