EU: CoE against veil ban
This of course did not prevent the French parliament from adopting a resolution condemning the burka.
See also: EU: Human Rights Commissioner against burka ban
Europe’s leading human rights institution today came down against a planned ban on Islamic full-face veils.
A Council of Europe commission said the ban now being considered by France and Belgium – would rob women of their freedom of expression and could violate their religious freedoms.
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The panel also urged Switzerland to end its ban on the construction of Islam minarets.
The Council of Europe is a 47-nation group that will discuss the burka issue at its plenary session next month.
Source: BreakingNews.ie (English)