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Female genital mutilation and asylum

, Index number: ACT 77/013/1997

Even though in several jurisdictions, women have been recognized as refugees under the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees on the grounds that they wouldbe at risk of FGM if returned to their country, it is important to note, that there are still only a tiny number of such cases. This is another of the documents included in the information pack issued by AI on FGM.

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