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ERIC Number: EJ815634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0953-9964
Unveiling a Role for the EU? The "Headscarf Controversy" in European Schools
Smith, Rhona K. M.
Education and the Law, v19 n2 p111-130 Jun 2007
Many European countries have introduced laws and policies which proscribe religious clothing in public educational institutions. The European Convention on Human Rights has been deployed to uphold such actions, the European Court of Human Rights recognising that States should be able to limit the manifestation of religious beliefs. National courts considering the matter in terms of religious freedom (as opposed to discrimination) have reached similar conclusions. Most affected States are members of the European Union as well as the Council of Europe. This article will argue that it is more likely that European Union law could be engaged by an aggrieved teacher to challenge national law. (Contains 116 notes.)
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Language: English
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