EU: CoE against veil ban

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.

This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog -

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.


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