The European Court did not recommend a niqab ban

PluriCourts Deputy Director Geir Ulfstein comments on the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to uphold the French ban on the use of the full-face veil in an op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten.

Woman with a veil. Illustration: Colourbox.com

In a recent ruling, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the French ban on the use of the full-face veil - the niqab - in public. In this op-ed, which was published in the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten Sunday 3 August, Professor Geir Ulfstein argues that the court ruling is not arguing for a niqab ban. Instead it highlights several problematic aspects from a human rights perspective.

Read the whole article in Norwegian (pdf).

Published Aug. 7, 2014 2:19 PM - Last modified Aug. 7, 2014 2:19 PM