Country Eritrea
Year 2009 - 2013
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines, Administrative data > Justice
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

In the five years leading to the November 2013 Universal Periodic Review report, 207,416 female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) related disputes were brought to the courts. One such court case is a complaint filed in Southern Zone regional court involving a priest who opposed the law prohibiting FGM/C. He was sued by the regional office of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW). He was found and penalized. Overall, 155 perpetrators were penalized across the country.

Source of Information

A/HCR/WG.6/18/ERI/1 para. 38