Alert: New Material on Hijab Bans in Europe available on-line @ www.ihrc.org.uk

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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04 February 2008

New Material on Hijab Bans in Europe available on-line @ www.ihrc.org.uk

IHRC has produced a briefing on hijab bans in Belgium and their violation of human rights norms, as well as a report submitted to the 40th session of CEDAW on the violation of the convention by hijab ban in French schools.

‘Freedom of Religion in Belgium and the Hijab’ looks at:

– Hijab in Schools, Civil Service and Public places
– Applicable National and International Law
– Scrutinising the Arguments made by Government and public officials
– Remedies

The briefing can be found at:
https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3149

‘FRANCE: Concerns Regarding the Violation of CEDAW by the Banning of the Islamic Headscarf and other religious symbols in schools etc.’ looks at:

– Measures to Eliminate Discrimination: Convention Article 1
– Guarantee of Basic Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Convention Article 3
– Sex Role Stereotyping and Prejudice: Convention Article 5
– Representation: Convention Article 8
– Nationality: Convention Article 9
– Education: Convention Article 10
– Employment, Health, Law and Marriage: Convention Articles 11, 12, 15 and 16

The report can be downloaded in PDF format from:
https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3150

or an executive summary only can be found at:
https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3151

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