Country Latvia
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

In accordance with the amendments to the Law on the Procedures for the Coming into Force and Application of Criminal Law (entry into force: 01.01.2018.), female genital mutilation has been recognised as serious bodily injury in Latvia and is criminally punishable. During the period from 1 August 2020 until now no criminal offences relating to female genital mutilation have been registered in the State Police of Latvia.

Source of Information

The Government of Latvia's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensifying Global Efforts for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilations.

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Latvia