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Veil ban ruling: A 'tragic precedent' for Europe
by Joshua Melvin
The head of Amnesty International France tells The Local why the European Court of Human Right's decision to uphold a French law banning full-face veils is a danger to everyone's rights and sets a "tragic precedent" for Europe.
Amnesty International France threw its backing behind a lawsuit that tried to convince the European Court of Human Rights that France's full-face veil ban infringed upon the civil rights of Muslim women.
However, the court saw it differently and ruled on Tuesday that France's four-year-old ban does not violate the human rights of Muslim women. It's the third time the European court has backed France's contentious law governing the wearing of religious headgear in public.
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