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Council of Europe: Human Rights Commissioner Criticizes Banning of Burqas

(Aug. 3, 2011) On July 20, 2011, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg, criticized the legislation adopted by France, and more recently by Belgium, to ban the wearing of the burqa, on the grounds that such prohibitions may raise compatibility issues with certain rights, including the right to respect for […]