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Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

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

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(1)A person is guilty of an offence if he aids, abets, counsels or procures a person who is not a United Kingdom national or permanent United Kingdom resident to do a relevant act of female genital mutilation outside the United Kingdom.

(2)An act is a relevant act of female genital mutilation if—

(a)it is done in relation to a United Kingdom national or permanent United Kingdom resident, and

(b)it would, if done by such a person, constitute an offence under section 1.

(3)But no offence is committed if the relevant act of female genital mutilation—

(a)is a surgical operation falling within section 1(2)(a) or (b), and

(b)is performed by a person who, in relation to such an operation, is an approved person or exercises functions corresponding to those of an approved person.

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