24.10.2019: The Criminalisation of Female Genital Mutilation - A German-Australian Comparison
While Female Genital Mutilation (‘FGM’) is mainly practiced in some African, Asian and Middle-Eastern countries, a number of cases have been reported in Western countries of immigration, including Germany and Australia. As a result, both countries have amended their laws and introduced the stand-alone offence of FGM in their respective criminal frameworks. This lecture explores how the laws operate in Germany and Australia in this context by analysing relevant statutes, case law and the problems associated with law reform in this area.
The lecture will be held by Dr. Kerstin Braun, LLM /Qld/ , PhD /Qld, //Senior Lecturer (Law and Justice) at University of Southern Queensland (Australia.
It takes place on October 24th 2019 at 6 pm. (s.t.) in Hörsaal G/ Juridicum.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!