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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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(48.) See generally Intensifying Global Efforts for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilations, G.A.
Elle a fait remarquer que le document des Nations Unies aux MGF reconnaEt que la mutilation genitale feminine constitue un prejudice irreparable qui portet atteinte aux droits humains, en particulier des femmes et des jeunes filles, notant que des milleirs des femmes et des filles sont exposees chaque annee au risque subis par cette pratique partout dans le monde.
Parallels were also drawn with attacks on Dartmoor hill ponies, badger mutilations on the east coast of England and cases involving hedgehogs in Yorkshire.
Waris Dirie, who fled Somalia at 13 and later became a model in London, is the UN special ambassador for the elimination of female genital mutilation. She is also head of the Waris Dirie Foundation, an international organization dedicated to eradicating FGM.
As ranchers armed themselves to protect their livestock and families, theories spread that the mutilations were a forerunner for the mutilation of humans.
It would be necessary for the mutilation to occur with the autograph copy, or possibly the first circulated copy.
With the publication of David Gollaher's path-breaking investigations into its history, international efforts to ban the circumcision of women (female genital mutilation) as performed by some traditional Islamic and east African cultures, continuing protests against the survival of routine circumcision of male infants in the United States and parts of Canada, and a contrasting campaign on the part of some medical conservatives in Britain, the USA and Australia to restore the practice as a public health measure, scholarly interest in the origins and evolution of "the world's most controversial surgery" has never been more intense.
In Australia, under the aegis of the Commonwealth Department of Health, the National Education Program on Female Genital Mutilation (1996-2000) operates on a `holistic', social model of health.
Dans la perspective de faire abandonner cette pratique, la fondation AVSI en lien avec la fondation Djigui la Grande esperance (FDGE) et avec l'appui financier de l'Union europeenne, a initie le projet d'appui au developpement social inclusif par la lutte contre les mutilations genitales feminines dans six regions, a savoir le Folon, Kabadougou, Bafing, Tonkpi, Guemon et Cavally.
Female circumcision (FC) or female genital mutilation (FGM) describes practices that manipulate, alter, or remove the external genital organs in young girls and women [1].
Traitement chirurgical des kystes clitoridiens compliquant des mutilations genitales feminines J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod 2014;43:328-331
They are kept in filthy and intensive confinement, forced to endure tail-docking, castration and other mutilations without anesthetic, and basically lead short lives of misery and frustration.