June 1, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Kimberly Newberry, Harvard Law School Class of 2014, clarifies the current policy surrounding lethal injection law in Oklahoma and explores the repercussions of such a policy...On April 29, 2014, the State of Oklahoma forced Clayton Lockett to have a heart attack during a ...[read more]
January 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A French court on Wednesday convicted Cassandra Belin for wearing a burqa in violation of the controversial law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public, rejecting her bid to have the ban declared unconstitutional. Belin was sentenced to one month in prison for insulting and ...[read more]
September 16, 2013
by Max Slater
A judge in London ruled on Monday that a Muslim woman who is a defendant in an upcoming trial must remove her full-face veil when presenting evidence. A judge for the Blackfriars Crown Court held that the woman, whose name cannot be identified for legal reasons, may wear her niqab, a garment that ...[read more]
April 25, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Toronto judge ruled Wednesday that a Muslim woman must remove her niqab while testifying in a sexual abuse case. The woman, known as NS, has been fighting for years to be allowed to wear her niqab while testifying and took her case to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled in December that ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Egypt lifted a decades-long ban on veiled female news reporters on Sunday by having Fatma Nabil read the noon news in a headscarf. This broadcast marked the first time a woman appeared on Egyptian state TV wearing a veil in over 50 years. The ban had been perpetuated by previous regimes and had ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Cody Harding
On July 13, 2010, the French National Assembly approved a bill making it illegal to wear an Islamic burqa or full face veil in public. The bill, passed by a vote of 336-1, permits police to require women wearing the veil to show their face. If a woman refuses, she can be forced to attend ...[read more]
October 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On October 7, 2010, the French Constitutional Council ruled that a bill making it illegal to wear the Islamic burqa, niqab or other full face veils in public conforms with the French Constitution. Under the legislation, women who wear the veil can be required by police to show their face, and, if ...[read more]
August 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The New South Wales (NSW) government is set to propose legislation next week that will require anyone wearing face coverings, including religious veils, to remove them if requested by police for identification purposes. Refusal could result in a $220 AUD fine with the worst potential penalties at ...[read more]
July 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 7, 2006, a court in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg struck down a ban on the wearing of headscarves by female Muslim teachers. The case originated when Baden-Wuerttemberg passed a law in 2004 forbidding "outward expressions that undermine the neutrality of the government or peace ...[read more]
April 11, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
The controversial French law that bans the wearing of full Muslim veils, including burqas, nigabs and other facial coverings in public took effect on Monday. Pursuant to the law, people caught wearing facial coverings in public can be fined 150 euros (USD $215) and/or ordered to take a citizenship ...[read more]

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