States legal obligations under international treaties

As stated in the thematic note, governments have signed international treaties that oblige them to take measures against FGM. Laws were thought to be important to hold governments accountable to their obligations and duties takes under international law. The Maputo protocol (The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights … Lire la suite States legal obligations under international treaties

Can social change be legislated ?

Many members agreed that while it is important to have a legal framework to combat FGM, to hold perpetrators accountable and provide remedies to victims is important. However, there was also general agreement that laws alone are not enough to bring significant decrease in the prevalence, which has been seen in the case of most … Lire la suite Can social change be legislated ?