About: Burqa

Freedom of thought 01-06-2018

Denmark bans full-face veil

Denmark on Thursday (31 May) became the latest European country to ban the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces in a move slammed by human rights campaigners as "a violation of women's rights".

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burka

Dutch MPs yesterday (29 November) voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burka from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country.

German interior minister rejects burqa ban in beefed up security strategy

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière will not support a ban of full body veils for women as part of a multi-pronged security strategy that he presented today (11 August) in Berlin.
Languages & Culture 02-07-2014

European court upholds French ban on full-face veil

The European Court of Human Rights upheld France's 2010 ban on full-face veils in public on Tuesday (1 July) but acknowledged the law could appear excessive and feed stereotypes.

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