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ourt outlaws female genital mutilation

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Sheria (The Law Forum)' started by ByaseL, Jul 29, 2010.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Kampala

    The constitutional court has declared the practice of female genital mutilation unconstitutional and against human rights.

    Five judges led by the deputy chief justice Leticia Kikonyogo noted that the practice is not in accordance with the international treaties.



    A Non Governmental Organisation, Human Rights Advocacy for Women in Uganda petitioned court in April 2007 seeking nullification orders against the practice which they claim has no medical benefits whatsoever.


    However, the State conceded to the matter during the hearing.


    The Advocates say the custom which is commonly practiced amongst the Eastern Uganda tribes is done by unprofessional surgeons without anaesthesia which cases unexplainable pain and increases the risk of HIV and AIDS due to unsterilised instruments used.
     
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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Court ndio hizi sio za hapa kwetu mahakama kuu inaona "aibu" kuamua mambo yenye maslahi ya haki za binadamu. Big let down and shame as well!
     
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    Chapakazi JF-Expert Member

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    Sasa wataamuaje kama hawajapewa hiyo nguvu ya kuamua? Kama mnataka change...pitia bungeni!Mpe mbunge wako list ya vitu vya kutimiza!!
     
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