Elizabeth G. Simmons

Elizabeth G. SimmonsClass of 2015
Staff Member, Volume 39

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France's Veil Ban Withstands Constitutional Scrutiny

On July 18, 2013, Cassandra Belin was returning to her home in the Paris suburb of Trappes, France. Accompanied by her husband and her mother, and with her baby in tow, French police stopped her and asked her to identify herself. The twenty-year-old mother, who had converted to Islam at age fifteen, was wearing a burqa – a clear violation of France’s legislative statute prohibiting French citizens, residents, and tourists from wearing clothing that covers the face, thereby preventing facial identification.

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Categories: France, International Human Rights
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