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Head-covering bans in Belgian courtrooms and beyond : headscarf persecution and the complicity of supranational courts

(2017) HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY. 39(4). p.882-909
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The Islamic headscarf is banned in an increasing number of contexts in Belgium. According to the authors, this pattern can be characterized as "head-scarf persecution." A topical example relates to access to courtrooms, which is evidenced by Lachiri v. Belgium, a case pending before the European Court of Human Rights. This article first reviews the interpretation of the ban on head-coverings in the courtroom. On the basis of a poll conducted among judges, their approach toward religious and non-religious head-coverings in courtrooms is discussed in practice. The matter is then considered within the broader Belgian social and legal context, and lastly analyzed in light of the case law of the European Courts.
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Brems, Eva, et al. “Head-Covering Bans in Belgian Courtrooms and beyond : Headscarf Persecution and the Complicity of Supranational Courts.” HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY, edited by Nancy Ent, vol. 39, no. 4, Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2017, pp. 882–909, doi:10.1353/hrq.2017.0053.
APA
Brems, E., Heri, C., Ouald Chaib, S., & Verdonck, L. (2017). Head-covering bans in Belgian courtrooms and beyond : headscarf persecution and the complicity of supranational courts. HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY, 39(4), 882–909. https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.2017.0053
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Brems, Eva, Corina Heri, Saïla Ouald Chaib, and Lieselot Verdonck. 2017. “Head-Covering Bans in Belgian Courtrooms and beyond : Headscarf Persecution and the Complicity of Supranational Courts.” Edited by Nancy Ent. HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 39 (4): 882–909. https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.2017.0053.
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Brems, Eva, Corina Heri, Saïla Ouald Chaib, and Lieselot Verdonck. 2017. “Head-Covering Bans in Belgian Courtrooms and beyond : Headscarf Persecution and the Complicity of Supranational Courts.” Ed by. Nancy Ent. HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 39 (4): 882–909. doi:10.1353/hrq.2017.0053.
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Brems E, Heri C, Ouald Chaib S, Verdonck L. Head-covering bans in Belgian courtrooms and beyond : headscarf persecution and the complicity of supranational courts. Ent N, editor. HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY. 2017;39(4):882–909.
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E. Brems, C. Heri, S. Ouald Chaib, and L. Verdonck, “Head-covering bans in Belgian courtrooms and beyond : headscarf persecution and the complicity of supranational courts,” HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 882–909, 2017.
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  abstract     = {{The Islamic headscarf is banned in an increasing number of contexts in Belgium. According to the authors, this pattern can be characterized as "head-scarf persecution." A topical example relates to access to courtrooms, which is evidenced by Lachiri v. Belgium, a case pending before the European Court of Human Rights. This article first reviews the interpretation of the ban on head-coverings in the courtroom. On the basis of a poll conducted among judges, their approach toward religious and non-religious head-coverings in courtrooms is discussed in practice. The matter is then considered within the broader Belgian social and legal context, and lastly analyzed in light of the case law of the European Courts.}},
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  number       = {{4}},
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  publisher    = {{Johns Hopkins Univ Press}},
  title        = {{Head-covering bans in Belgian courtrooms and beyond : headscarf persecution and the complicity of supranational courts}},
  url          = {{http://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.2017.0053}},
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