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German judges' associations call for headscarf ban in court
Several associations of judges in Germany have proposed a headscarf ban for judges and trainee lawyers, claiming that this is a necessary measure if neutrality is to be upheld in court.
At present, the German Constitution does not ban citizens from wearing religious symbols. Only in Berlin does a ban exist for employees of city authorities (see below).
But two judicial organisations - the Association of German Administrative Judges and the German Association of Judges - as well as the Ministers for Justice in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, are suggesting that judges and junior lawyers should be prevented from wearing the headscarf when they are in court.
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