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“La Prohibition de la Burqa et l’Ordre publique Européen”

McCrea, R; (2013) “La Prohibition de la Burqa et l’Ordre publique Européen”. In: Roy, O, (ed.) Quand la Burqa Passe a l'Ouest: Enjeux politiques et légaux. Presses Universitaires de Rennes: France. (In press).

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Abstract

This article suggests that restriction of European-guarantees of freedom of religion entailed by the prohibition of the burqa in France cannot be justified on grounds that it is oppressive to women or that the burqa is offensive. However, prohibition may be upheld by the Strasbourg Court in so far as it applies to the social arena. The article suggests that the idea of rights in the context of social life and a duty to restrict one's expressive rights to appropriate occasions may provide the strongest justification of the French legislation.

Type:Book chapter
Title:“La Prohibition de la Burqa et l’Ordre publique Européen”
Keywords:religious freedom, islam, european law
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws

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