Some comments on the Islamic full veil ban in Europe Online publication date: Mon, 31-Mar-2014
by Benito Alaez Corral
International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013
Abstract: This short comment gives an account of the Islamic full veil bans in public spaces that are starting to be adopted in some European countries. After mentioning the European Law framework and the general bans recently passed in Belgium and France, as well as the partial bans adopted by other countries, like Germany, Italy, Spain, or the UK, the comment draws two competing models of such regulation: the French model that relies on an immaterial understanding of public order for banning the Islamic full veil in public spaces and the German model, which requires concrete and tangible material public order grounds for limiting the wearing of the Islamic full veil.
Online publication date: Mon, 31-Mar-2014
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