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Exercising Religious Freedom in the Public Space: A Comparative and European Convention Analysis of General Burqa Bans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 December 2011


Analysis of the justifiability of general burqa bans in public – Comparative study of burqa bans in France, Belgium and concept legislation in the Netherlands – Evaluation of burqa bans in light of the Article 9 ECHR, the right to freedom of religion – Evaluation of grounds for introduction of bans, including public safety, public order and the protection of rights and freedoms of others – Conclusion: general burqa bans diffcult to justify in the light of ECHR standards

Copyright © T.M.C. Asser Press and the Authors 2011

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