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Country of Decision : France
Court Name : FR: National Court of Asylum [Cour Nationale du Droit d'Asile (CNDA)]
Date of decision : 14/11/2019
Type : Judgment
ECLI :
Case Number/Citation/ Document Symbol : 19008521, 19008522 and 19008524

Applicants (Gambia) vs French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA)

According to the national contribution to the EMN Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2019:

In this decision, the Court, sitting in full formation, considered, especially upon taking into consideration the FGM rate of over 75 % despite national legislation outlawing the practice, that female genital cutting in Gambia is so widely practiced as to constitute because of this, non-mutilated women and girls comprise, in this country, a social group. This decisi a social norm and that on thus focusses on the situation in the country rather than that among the young girls’ ethnic group, as OFPRA had done in its decisions

**No original document provided

Assessment of Application; FGM/C; Vulnerable Group;

National law only (in case there is no reference to EU law/ECHR);

EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU

France,FR: National Court of Asylum [Cour Nationale du Droit d'Asile (CNDA)], Applicants (Gambia) vs French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA), 14/11/2019
FR: CNDA ruled on the consideration of a specific social group of woman and girls victims of FMG in Gambia

https://caselaw.easo.europa.eu/pages/viewcaselaw.aspx?CaseLawID=1000