European Court of Justice guidance on hijab ban

New directive that allows indirect discrimination is the first of its kind in this politically fraught time for Europe

9th April, 2017
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance to the courts in Belgium and France regarding the banning of the hijab Pic: iStock

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance to the courts in Belgium and France regarding the banning of the hijab (Islamic headscarf), in the workplace.

Although non-binding, this guidance is the first of its kind in this politically fraught time for Europe.

The hijab remains a contentious issue in many European countries, particularly in relation to arguments regarding the separation of church and state. It also highlights what many describe...

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