NEW BOOK: “The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law” (E. Brems ed.)

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We are happy to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law” edited by prof. Eva Brems and published by Cambridge University Press.

This book, unique in its kind, unites empirical research on women wearing face veils in Europe and commentary of scholars of different disciplines on this research and on face veil bans. People who have been following the case of SAS v. France, might be particularly interested in the in-depth analysis that this book provides of the empirical research several third parties referred to in the case.

The abstract of the book is as follows:

“One of the most remarkable aspects pertaining to the legal bans and societal debates on the face veil in Europe is that they rely on assumptions which lack any factual basis. To rectify this, Eva Brems researched the experiences of women who wear a face veil in Belgium and brought her research results together with those of colleagues who did the same in four other European countries. Their findings, which are outlined in this volume, move the current discussion on face veil bans forward by providing a much-needed insider perspective. In addition, a number of legal and social science scholars comment on the empirical findings and on the face veil issue more generally.”

The book
– Provides readers with an exceptional and unique insight into the experiences of face veil wearers in Europe
– Discusses and compares the lived realities of women who wear the face veil as well as the legal situation in several European countries
– Offers multiple perspectives on the topic via scholars from various disciplines who have engaged with the results of the empirical research”
For more information on the authors and the titles of the several contributions please visit the website of Cambridge University Press.

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