A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for female genital mutilation protection orders and for guidance in relation to such orders and in relation to the prevention of female genital mutilation generally; and for connected purposes.
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, on 29 May 2019.
- Visit the Scottish Parliament website to view the Bill.
- Read The Law Society of Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s Call for Evidence (August 2019).
- The Law Society of Scotland's briefing issued to all MSPs ahead of the Stage 1 Debate on Wednesday 18 December 2019.
- Our Stage 3 briefing ahead of the debate scheduled for 19 March 2020