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A public referendum in Switzerland Sunday came out in favor of banning face coverings in public. Swiss voters voted in two other referendums at the ballot box, voting against the introduction of electronic identification services and voting in favor of a free trade agreement with Indonesia. In all, 1,427,626 people, 51.2 percent of voters, voted [...]

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French Muslims are in the process of reconciling with the Fifth Republic of France, established with the 1958 Constitution, which declares France to be a secular state. In the past thirty years, secular issues have fractured social order as Muslim women, born and raised in France, wish to wear the hijab (headscarf) in schools and [...]

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The Netherlands’ Partial Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Act went into effect on Thursday but is expected to be rendered ineffective as both Dutch police and transport companies have expressed reluctance to enforce the law. Commonly referred to as a “burqa ban,” the Act prohibits the wearing of full-face helmets, ski masks, balaclavas, niqabs and burqas [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee found Tuesday that French law n ° 2010-1192, which bans full-face coverings such as the niqab or burqa, violates human rights. The committee found that the 2010 law violated the human rights of Mariana Hebbadj and Sonia Yaker, who brought complaints against the French government claiming violation of the right [...]

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The German state of Bavaria on Tuesday approved a ban on full-face veils in certain public spaces, including universities, schools, government workplaces and while driving. Asserting that facial expressions are important to communication, Bavarian...

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