Mutilation


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Mutilation

Cutting, tearing, erasing, or otherwise changing a document in a way that changes or destroys its legal effect. It is a federal crime to mutilate public records, coins, or passports.

In Criminal Law, the crime of violently, maliciously, and intentionally giving someone a serious permanent wound.

MUTILATION, crim. law. The depriving a man of the use of any of those limbs, which may be useful to him in fight, the loss of which amounts to mayhem. 1 Bl. Com. 130.

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Une formation a ete organisee jeudi a Man sur les procedures penales relatives a la repression des mutilations genitales feminines, en vue de promouvoir la contribution des Organisations de la societe civile (OSC) a l'amelioration du developpement social inclusif a travers la promotion de l'egalite homme-femme..
Equalities minister Christina McKelvie said yesterday: "Female genital mutilation is a deeply abhorrent practice and a fundamental violation of the human rights of women and girls.
The Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill will also see statutory guidance issued for professionals and agencies working in this area.
The challenge, with the theme, 'Female Genital Mutilation: Myth, Pain and the way out,' was taken to St Anne's School, People Girls Grammar School, Yejide Grammar School, Queens School, St Theresa's College, St Claire's Girls High School and Our Lady of Apostles Grammar School.
She frowns at some international partners who do not see the traditional people as the medium through which the act of female genital mutilation can be eradicated in Liberia.
Speaking on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed each year on February 6, Guterres said, aACoeOn this Day of Zero Tolerance, I call for increased, concerted and global action to end female genital mutilation and fully uphold the human rights of all women and girls.aACA[yen]
I looked at my one-month-old daughter and made a promise that she will never face the circumciser's cut,' Sadia recalls defiantly 11 years later, ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
A woman carried out genital mutilation on her three-year-old daughter and then cast "spells" on police and doctors, an England court heard Wednesday.
The majority of cases occur as a complication of female genital mutilation (FGM), which is still a common procedure in many cultures--especially in Africa--on neonates (1-14).
A viral social media post claiming a Filipina household worker in Bahrain suffered genital mutilation from her employer is inaccurate, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.
It is seen in some girls The charity has revealed that female genital mutilation (FGM) is continuing to take place at an alarming rate in parts of the world, with 60 million girls at risk of genital violation across developing countries.
It is seen as in some girls undergone The charity has revealed that female genital mutilation (FGM) is continuing to take place at an alarming rate in parts of the world, with 60 million girls at risk of genital violation across developing countries.