What not to wear: religious rights, the European Court and the margin of appreciation

Lewis, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3948-9961, 2007. What not to wear: religious rights, the European Court and the margin of appreciation. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 56 (2), pp. 395-414. ISSN 1471-6895

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The issue of religious dress, specifically female Muslim religious dress, has been the subject of intense controversy within Europe over recent years. In the United Kingdom comments by Jack Straw MP, Leader of the House of Commons and a former Home and Foreign Secretary, that he felt uncomfortable talking to women at his constituency surgery who wore the Muslim veil sparked a storm of intense and, at times, acrimonious debate. In France the banning of headscarves in State schools has provoked major controversy. In the Netherlands the Dutch Parliament voted to ban the burka in public places and in five Belgian towns its wearing has been banned on pain of a fine.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Creators: Lewis, T.
Date: 2007
Volume: 56
Number: 2
ISSN: 1471-6895
Rights: © British Institute of International and Comparative Law 2007
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:19
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8184

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