Tag: Burqa

Catalonia to push ahead with burqa ban

The Local The government of Spain’s Catalonia region said on Thursday it would push ahead with a planned burqa ban after the EU ruled recently that banning full face veils in public did not violate the human rights of Muslim women. The Catalan Government first announced its controversial plans to […]

European Human Rights court upholds burqa ban

The Guardian Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) have upheld France’s burqa ban, accepting Paris’s argument that it encouraged citizens to “live together”. The law, introduced in 2010, makes it illegal for anyone to cover their face in a public place. While it also covers balaclavas and hoods, […]