Felicity Gerry has written an excellent blog article describing the difficult situation of prosecuting FGM cases in the UK, the legal situation in Europe and Somalia and reporting about the seminar held on the 7 November 2012 by the association of women barristers (AWB) and the CPS entitled “FGM – time for a prosecution”.
She also draws attention to a draft resolution being prepared at the UN:

On 17 October 2012, African member states of the UN submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly on ending female genital mutilation. It urges states to “condemn all harmful practices that affect women and girls, in particular female genital mutilations… and to take all necessary measures, including enacting and enforcing legislation to prohibit female genital mutilations and to protect women and girls from this form of violence, and to end impunity”.

Read the full blog here.