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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This enlightening podcast serves to analyse the important recent House of Lords asylum ruling in the context of female genital mutilation. The key case discussed is Fornah on the defintion of a 'particular social group'

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be able to understand what FGM is and the issues surrounding the practice of it;
  • Understand the international law with regards to FGM;
  • Understand the grounds for claiming asylum / refugee status using FGM;
  • Understand how the law has changed with regards to determining whether a person is part of a 'particular social group'.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Sources and References:
  • Fornah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2006] UKHL 46;
  • The 1951 Geneva ConventionRegarding the Status of Refugees;
  • In re Fauziya Kasinga. 1996 WL 379826 (Board of Immigration Appeals, June 13th 1996);
  • Khandra Hassan Farah, 13th July 1994, 1RB Refugee Division (Toronto) T93 - 12199 & 12197;
  • UK Appellate Asylum Guidelines 2000;
  • Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003;
  • R v Immigration Appeal Tribunal, Ex p Shah [1999] 2 AC 629;
  • In Re Acosta (1985) 19 & N211;
  • AG of Canada v Ward [1993] 2 SCR 689;
  • European Parliament Resolution A5-0285/2001;
  • Home Office ' Gender Issues in Asylum Claims';
  • UNHCR 'Guidelines on Gender Related Persecution' May 2002;
  • VM (FGM – risks Mungiki – Kikuyu/ Gikuyu) Kenya CG [2008] UKAIT 00049.

This podcast examines the area of female genital mutilation as grounds for asylum in the UK, with particular reference to the House of Lords ruling in Fornah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2006] UKHL 46.

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