Court cases, cultural expertise, and “female genital mutilation” in Europe

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Publication BookChapter
Title Court cases, cultural expertise, and “female genital mutilation” in Europe
Author Mestre i Mestre, Ruth ; Johnsdotter, Sara
Research Centre Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies
Editor Sarat, Austin
Date 2019
English abstract
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.
Link https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S10... (external link to publication)
Publisher Emerald
Host/Issue Cultural Expertise and Socio-Legal Studies
Series/Issue Studies in Law, Politics and Society;78
ISSN 1059-4337
ISBN 978-1-78769-516-0
978-1-78769-515-3
Language eng (iso)
Subject female genital cutting
female circumcision
female genital mutilation
FGM/C
error iuris
cultural defense
typical/atypical FGM cases
cultural expertise
adjudication
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::LAW/JURISPRUDENCE
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