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Latest items for INFIB-LAW-1

Feb. 17, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no law addressing female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation does not represent a practice of concern in Azerbaijan" (7)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:39 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

The Czech Republic's country profile on page 118 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation and that there is full enforcement of the law(s) (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:37 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Cyprus' country profile on page 117 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation and that there is full enforcement of the law(s) (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Cuba's country profile on page 116 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation and that there is full enforcement of the law(s) (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:32 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Croatia's country profile on page 115 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation and that there is full enforcement of the law(s) (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:30 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Costa Rica's country profile on page 114 of the report indicates that the country does not have law(s) against female genital mutilation (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

China's country profile on page 111 of the report indicates that the country does not have law(s) against female genital mutilation (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:23 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Myanmar's country profile on page 164 of the report indicates that the country does not have law(s) against female genital mutilation but enforcement is limited (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:19 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Bulgaria's country profile on page 105 of the report indicates that the country does not have law(s) against female genital mutilation (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Brazil's country profile on page 103 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation and that there is enforcement of the law(s) (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Belize's country profile on page 98 of the report indicates that the country does not have law(s) against female genital mutilation (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:09 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Austria's country profile on page 92 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation and that there is full enforcement of the law (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

Afghanistan's country profile on page 87 of the report indicates that the country has law(s) against female genital mutilation but enforcement is limited (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Female genital mutilation is punishable under the Criminal Code of imprisonment of six months to five years (art. 116). Increased penalties are included if the victim is a minor (Criminal Code, art. 116). Anyone who encourages a female person to undergo female genital mutilation is punishable of imprisonment of up to three years (Criminal Code, art. 116)" (6)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Female genital mutilation on children is considered a criminal offense under the Law on the Protection of the Child in the Republic of Congo (art. 62 & 116). Criminal penalties are included for whoever performs female genital mutilation and victims of female genital mutilation can seek legal redress and compensation under the law (Law on the Protection of the Child in the Republic of Congo, art. 62 & 116)" (5-6)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"No provision regarding the criminalisation of female genital mutilation could be located in the legislative framework" (5)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"UN human rights experts Alda Facio, who currently heads the expert group, and Meskerem Geset Techane said: 'Chad has taken the necessary legislative measures to ban female genital mutilation and child marriage. Unfortunately, these laws will only have a positive impact on the lives of Chadian girls, if fully enforced'" (para 3)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The current Constitution of the Central African Republic (adopted in 2015) does not directly address harmful practices or FGM. However, Article 3 affirms the right to bodily integrity and states that ‘no one shall be subjected to torture, rape or cruel, inhuman, degrading or humiliating treatment or punishment.’ Under Article 5, ‘The law guarantees men and women equal rights in all areas’, and under Article 6, ‘The protection of women and children against violence and insecurity . . . is an obligation for the State and other public authorities.’ The main law against FGM is Law No. 06.032 on the Protection of Women Against Violence in Central African Republic (Law...more
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Trainings on GBV and the GBV Law make reference to FGM as a harmful practice and a GBV crime. For health professionals, the training focuses on the obligation of reporting any case they come across in their professional practice and referral of victims and parents to support services. The Project for Social Integration of Immigrants (PISI) is conducting information sessions for immigrant women on fundamental rights, including gender equality and the prohibition of early marriage; sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and women’s autonomy; and GBV, which includes FGM. Awareness sessions for men and young immigrants are scheduled, on the same topics, to be conducted through a partnership with the Cape...more
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:10 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"Data from the National Police and the Public Prosecutor’s’ Office show no record of complaints of FGM, which is considered a crime, punishable under the GBV Law as a serious offense to physical integrity (article 23, nº2), including the punishment of perpetrators even if FGM was practiced outside of Cabo Verde" (9)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM is not addressed in Cambodian laws or policies" (8)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is considered a criminal offense under the Penal Code (art. 222 on mutilation) and is punished by imprisonment of ten to 20 years and a fine. The Law on the Protection of Victims and the Prevention and Punishment of Sexual and Gender-based violence additionally lists FGM as a form of violence against women" (6)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The practice of FGM has been illegal in Burkina Faso since 1996. Under the Penal Code, the courts can impose custodial sentences of up to 21 years for those found guilty and a fine of between 750 and 4,500 euros (CFA500,000 and CFA 3 million). The practice is also recognized to be a form of violence against girls and women under international law, and is explicitly prohibited by the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol), ratified by Burkina Faso in 2006" (para 7-8)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM has been illegal in Burkina Faso since 1996, making it one of the first African countries to outlaw the practice" (para 7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"There is no criminal law addressing female genital mutilation (FGM) as a harmful practice" (7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"There is no specific criminal law addressing female genital mutilation (FGM) as a harmful practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina" (6)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The Children’s Act (2009) Section 62 prohibits female genital mutilation (FGM) and provides for a fine or term of imprisonment (not more than three years) for anyone who coerces, pressures or deludes a child into undergoing FGM" (6)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no law addressing female genital mutilation" (7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The Law of 5 may 2014 completes Article 409 of the Criminal Code by explicitly punishing not only those practicing, facilitating or supporting, with or without the victim’s consent, any form of FGM, but also anyone who advocates or incites to that practice, revealing the Belgian legislator’s intention to send a strong dissuasive message" (para 1)
Feb. 14, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Article 409 of the Belgian Penal Code (2001) provides for a prison sentence of three to five years for 'all persons participating, facilitating or encouraging all forms of female genital mutilation or any attempt to do so, with or without the consent of the person concerned.' As of July 2014, encouraging the practice of FGM is punishable with imprisonment, for a period of between eight days and one year. The statutory limit on the prosecution of FGM-related crimes is five years, rising to ten years where there are aggravating circumstances and 15 years if the victim was a minor, in which case the period of statutory limitation begins only once...more