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Diplomat’s daughter made ward of court in FGM case

FGM protection order granted

The Guardian reports that Mr Justice Keehan, sitting in the High Court, has granted an FGM protection order in respect of the baby daughter of an African diplomat based in the UK. Keehan J also made the child a ward of court. The orders were made at a preliminary hearing; there is to be a further hearing next month.

Southwark Council, which brought the application, is seeking the waiver of the father's diplomatic immunity. The father has denied that the mother has cause for concern for her daughter and has said that he abhors the practice of FGM.

The Guardian report is here.