The Constitutionality of France’s Ban on the Burqa

The Constitutionality of France’s Ban on the Burqa in Light of the European Convention’s Arslan v. Turkey Decision on Religious Freedom

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On April 11, 2011, France implemented a law that placed a ban on persons wearing any form of face coverings in public, which includes the face veil that some Muslim women wear to cover their faces.+ France implemented this law on the basis of promoting public order and secularism. However, in implementing this law many Muslim women’s rights to freedom of religion have been restricted. This paper argues that France’s new law banning the face veil violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

Author: Lina Ragep Powell

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