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Re X (FGMPO No 2) [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam)
Date:30 JUL 2019
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 24 July 2019)

Public law children – Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order – Worldwide travel ban.

The Family Division held that a worldwide travel ban was justified, however, sufficient safeguards had been offered to allow the child to travel out of the jurisdiction to Egypt for a period of one week for the purposes of meeting her father.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam)

Case No: FD16F07013



Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 24/07/2019



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Re X (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order. No.2)

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Ms Hannah Markham QC and Mr James Holmes (instructed by Hertfordshire County Council) for the Local Authority
Mr Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Dr. Charlotte Proudman (instructed by Duncan Lewis) for the mother
Mr Christopher Hames QC and Mr Alistair Perkins (instructed by Dawson Cornwell solicitors) for the father
Miss Kate Tompkins (instructed by Cafcass legal) for the Guardian for X

Hearing dates: 25 March – 5 April, 22 & 23 May 2019.

Submission of final evidence: 2 July 2019

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.



This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


Judgment: Re X (FGMPO No 2) [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam)

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