European court throws Norway into new burqa ban debate

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Thorbjorn Jagland agrees that the face should not be covered

European court throws Norway into new burqa ban debate


Norway’s Labour and Progress parties agreed to rethink the issue of a Muslim veil ban after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that a public ban does not violate the human rights of Muslim women. On July 1, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of France’s claim that legislation banning face covers is within the framework of European human rights. 

“We must consider whether we should promote the proposal again, after the court in Strasbourg has now confirmed what we ha...


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