Full-Face Concealment Ban in Public Places in Europe: How the European Court of Human Rights Has Failed to Do Its Job

Penn Statim: The Online Companion to the Penn State Law Review, 2017

7 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2017

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Vebjørn Innset Hurum

Pennsylvania State University; University of Bergen, Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 20, 2017

Abstract

This article examines the S.A.S v. France judgment, decided by the European Court of Human Rights on July 1st 2014. The author challenges the Court’s legal reasoning and argues that the European Court of Human Rights has failed to do its job as a guarantor of minimum protection of religious freedom for Muslim women in Europe.

Keywords: Full-Face Concealment Ban, S.A.S v. France, Religious freedom, ECHR, Article 9, Niqab, Niqab law, Human Rights, Living Together, France, Muslim women

JEL Classification: K33, K39, K42, K10, K19, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Innset Hurum, Vebjørn, Full-Face Concealment Ban in Public Places in Europe: How the European Court of Human Rights Has Failed to Do Its Job (March 20, 2017). Penn Statim: The Online Companion to the Penn State Law Review, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2990367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2990367

Vebjørn Innset Hurum (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States

University of Bergen, Faculty of Law ( email )

Bergen
Norway

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