Council of State of Belgium and the Ban on Wearing Religious Symbols at Public Schools (The Headscarves Judgement)

Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2016) 5 (3): 624-625; DOI: org/10.1093/ojlr/rww022

2 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2017  

Sohail Wahedi

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

The Belgian Council of State has ruled that the Circular 2013/1/omz, which aimed to ban wearing religious symbols at public schools is not compatible with the limiting grounds of article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Keywords: Human Rights, Freedom of Religion or belief, Freedom of religious manifestations, Right of parents to raise up their children in accordance with their religious convictions, Religious symbols, Female headscarves for religious purposes, Gender equality

Suggested Citation

Wahedi, Sohail, Council of State of Belgium and the Ban on Wearing Religious Symbols at Public Schools (The Headscarves Judgement) (2016). Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2016) 5 (3): 624-625; DOI: org/10.1093/ojlr/rww022. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2942772

Sohail Wahedi (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law ( email )

Netherlands

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