European Court of Human Rights judgment on French laws banning the niqab and burqa

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Lena Mohamed looks at the June 2014 judgment in the ECtHR over the French ban on face veils


The Act of Parliament prohibiting individuals from concealing their faces in public was enacted by the French Senate in September 2010 following a virulent anti-Muslim campaign by the government, initiated by the then President, Nicholas Sarkozy, in his controversial 2009 speech.

Read the article reposted on SLMUSLIMS on 27 August 2014