International Family Law – Re a child (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order) EWHC 1st March 2016 (unreported)

Southwark council was granted a FGM protection order for the baby daughter of a west African diplomat based in London. Mr Justice Keehan made the baby a ward of court and issued the FGMPO. The mother had been subjected to FGM herself as a child and she feared family members would take the baby abroad to cut her. The mother feared the father would fail to prevent it. The judge will hear further evidence next month.