Author: European Commission. The following press release was issued by the European Commission on February 6, 2017 12:00. What is FGM/C? Female genital mutilation consists of the (partial or complete) removal of the external female genitalia, and the infliction of other injuries to the female genitalia for no medical reasons. There are several variations, including partial or complete removal of the clitoris, of the labia minora and majora, the narrowing of the vaginal opening by joining the two sides of the wound, leaving only a small opening for urine and menstrual fluids, and any other non-medical injury such as scraping, incising, pricking or burning. Female genital mutilation causes pain, infection, problems with sexual intercourse, problems with urination, problems with childbirth, and death. It is estimated that at least 500,000 women in Europe have undergone FGM/C and 200 million women worldwide. FGM is also defined by the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, … [Read more...] about Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
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BBC 'questions to answer' over Spotlight DUP Brexit spending doc after Electoral Commission rules out probe: Campbell BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The DUP claimed the BBC has “serious questions to answer” over allegations made in a Spotlight documentary about the party’s spending during the Brexit referendum campaign. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/bbc-questions-to-answer-over-spotlight-dup-brexit-spending-doc-after-electoral-commission-rules-out-probe-campbell-37179654.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37133345.ece/d016e/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-19_new_42609703_I1.JPG Email The DUP claimed the BBC has “serious questions to answer” over allegations made in a Spotlight documentary about the party’s spending during the Brexit referendum campaign. The Electoral Commission announced it will not be launching an investigation into claims made in the programme called “Brexit, Dark Money and the … [Read more...] about BBC ‘questions to answer’ over Spotlight DUP Brexit spending doc after Electoral Commission rules out probe: Campbell
Corby’s MP says the town’s healthcare commissioner has serious questions to answer over the town’s urgent care centre. A high court judgement handed down yesterday said that NHS Corby CCG failed to properly consult local people when it decided to make changes to the way the town’s urgent care centre.It also said the CCG failed to take into account the needs of vulnerable groups including those with learning disabilities and mental health problems.The CCG is in charge of planning and commissioning primary healthcare provision for the town of Corby including the urgent care centre in Cottingham Road.Now, town MP Tom Pursglove has asked chief executive Carole Dehghani for an urgent meeting to discuss the outcome of the judicial review.In an open letter, he said: “Following the outcome of the judicial review... I am writing to express my immediate concern.“At the start of the legal process I welcomed the fact that the differences of opinion that had been … [Read more...] about Corby MP: care bosses have ‘serious questions to answer’
PUBLISHED: 17:49 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:51 08 June 2018 John Elworthy Cllr Kindersley, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, Quentin Baker, executive director of LGSS Law Ltd and Jonathan Djangoly, MP cutting the cake. Archant Law chief Quentin Baker’s abrupt departure from Cambridgeshire County Council comes only weeks ahead of publication of a 288 pages, 71,000 words and £100,000 investigation into Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT). FACT head office in March The report will show the outcome of an external investigator’s examination of 52 separate complaints raised by the taxi and coach industry. Their grievances and allegations include the awarding of home to school contracts, licensing, funding, issues with FACT accounts and claims that a survey of users was manipulated to allow continuation of council subsidies. Mr Baker, as executive director of LGSS Law Ltd – which the council allowed him to set up five years ago as … [Read more...] about Law chief and FACT inquiry link?
The brand new data protection law coming into play in May will impact any business that holds information about other people. There are many changes afoot, but if you run a company here is how you can get ready for the law changes. On Friday, May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will become law and will replaced the current data protect law in the United Kingdom is the Data Protection Act 1998. Tougher fines will be put in place for breaches, and individuals and customers will have more say on what companies do with their data. This law will be brought in across the European Union, and will look to give people more control on what can be done with people's data. The Data Protection Act was in place well before the internet rose to prominence, and the new law will address this. Businesses and individuals who handle data will need to abide by the law. They must ensure that personal data is always obtained legally and under certain conditions. Those who collect the … [Read more...] about New data protection laws