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UN: France’s Veil Ban Violates Human Rights

France’s ban on the niqab, the full-face Islamic veil, is a violation of human rights, the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) said on Tuesday. The UNHRC called on Paris to review the legislation, giving it 180 days to...

by LibertiesEU

France’s ban on the niqab, the full-face Islamic veil, is a violation of human rights, the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) said on Tuesday. The UNHRC called on Paris to review the legislation, giving it 180 days to reply with a set of actions it had taken on the issue. “In particular, the committee was not persuaded by France’s claim that a ban on face covering was necessary and proportionate from a security standpoint or for attaining the goal of ‘living together’ in society,” the UN committee said.