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Family courts have no power to prevent removal of children at risk of FGM abroad
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Family courts have no power to prevent removal of children at risk of FGM abroad

The President of the Family Division has decided that the family courts have no jurisdiction to interfere with immigration control, even if they think it is necessary to protect a girl from female genital mutilation (FGM). The most they can ...

Alex is a pupil barrister at Garden Court Chambers and teaches Public Law at the London School of Economics.