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Dutch ban on face coverings takes effect but lacks willing enforcement
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 (More)
France niqab ban violates human rights: UN committee
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 Son (More)
Denmark passes burqa ban into law
In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, lawmakers in Denmark approved a bill Thursday adding a provision to the Danish criminal code that forbids a person from wearing face-concealing clothing in public mainly to include those wearing burqas. The proh (More)
The Rise and Fall of Civil Liberties in Afghanistan: The Redaction of Womens' Rights
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Farooqi of St. John's University School of Law discusses the regression in womens' rights in Afghanistan in recent decades... When we think of women in Afghanistan, we often assume that they are oppressed, and recall im (More)
Quebec Ministry of Justice releases guidelines on face-covering ban
Quebec Minister of Justice and Attorney General Stéphanie Vallée on Tuesday released guidelines for the implementation of Bill 62 , legislation requiring those who wear face veils to remove them when using public services. The bill passed by a vo (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Wednesday withdrew the foreign ministry's warning to the head of the UN International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) , Iván Velásque (More)
Switzerland voters to decide on burqa ban
The Swiss government said Friday that voters will decide whether to ban the burqa and other full-face coverings after a successful petition by far-right groups, who cited the "dignity of women." Activists, including the Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) , (More)
India top court rules Islamic instant divorce law unconstitutional
The Supreme Court of India ruled Tuesday that Islam's instant divorce law, which allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying the word "talaq" three times, was unconstitutional. The case was heard by five judges of the court and resulted in (More)
Europe rights court upholds Belgium burqa ban
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the niqab, a full-face veil, in public spaces. The court dismissed two cases, Belcacemi and Oussar v. Belgium and Dakir v. Belgium , that asserted the ban was in violation (More)
Hungary Constitutional Court repeals village ban on burkas
The Constitutional Court of Hungary repealed a village ban on the construction of mosques as well as headscarves like burkas and chadors worn by Muslim women on Wednesday. The village of Asotthalom, located on the Serbian boarder, implemented implem (More)
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