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Uncovering French and Belgian face covering bans

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ECHR (Strengthening the European Court of Human Rights: More Accountability Through Better Legal Reasoning)
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This paper analyses the French and Belgian bans on face covering by taking a close look at the aims they are intended to serve in the eyes of the legislators in the two countries. These stated aims are the basis for a critical assessment of the bans from a human rights perspective. The authors conclude that the reasons proffered for the prohibition can legitimize at most a limited set of contextual bans, not the broad nationwide bans that are in place.
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niqab, burqa ban, freedom of religion, women’s rights, face covering bans

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Brems, Eva, Jogchum Vrielink, and Saïla Ouald Chaib. 2013. “Uncovering French and Belgian Face Covering Bans.” Journal of Law, Religion & State 2: 69–99.
APA
Brems, Eva, Vrielink, J., & Ouald Chaib, S. (2013). Uncovering French and Belgian face covering bans. JOURNAL OF LAW, RELIGION & STATE, 2, 69–99.
Vancouver
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Brems E, Vrielink J, Ouald Chaib S. Uncovering French and Belgian face covering bans. JOURNAL OF LAW, RELIGION & STATE. 2013;2:69–99.
MLA
Brems, Eva, Jogchum Vrielink, and Saïla Ouald Chaib. “Uncovering French and Belgian Face Covering Bans.” JOURNAL OF LAW, RELIGION & STATE 2 (2013): 69–99. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper analyses the French and Belgian bans on face covering by taking a close look at the aims they are intended to serve in the eyes of the legislators in the two countries. These stated aims are the basis for a critical assessment of the bans from a human rights perspective. The authors conclude that the reasons proffered for the prohibition can legitimize at most a limited set of contextual bans, not the broad nationwide bans that are in place.},
  author       = {Brems, Eva and Vrielink, Jogchum and Ouald Chaib, Sa{\"i}la},
  issn         = {2212-6465},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF LAW, RELIGION \& STATE},
  keyword      = {niqab,burqa ban,freedom of religion,women{\textquoteright}s rights,face covering bans},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {69--99},
  title        = {Uncovering French and Belgian face covering bans},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2013},
}