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International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Criminalizing female genital mutilation under the Cameroonian criminal law


Author(s): Barah Nestor Ghakanyuy, Nzalie Joseph Ebi and Kutnjem Amadou Monkaree

Abstract: This paper succinctly brings out the development, justifications and ramifications of FGM. Provisions of the Cameroon Penal Code (CPC) proscribing FGM are short of complications and essential elements of FGM despite the inherent violation of human rights by the practice. The Code has not specifically condemned FGM but criminalizes genital mutilation in general. This creates ambiguity as to whether male and female circumcisions are prohibited. The article however evince that FGM is a core issue contemplated in the Penal Code. However, to what extent does the Code enhance the rights of victims through the punishment of FGM? The examination of legal documents suggests that there is deficiency in the law on FGM. This article advance recommendations that can ameliorate the right of victims through systematic punishment of criminals.

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Barah Nestor Ghakanyuy, Nzalie Joseph Ebi, Kutnjem Amadou Monkaree. Criminalizing female genital mutilation under the Cameroonian criminal law. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2022;2(2):20-31.
International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research