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Lachiri v. Belgium: Headscarf ban imposed on a civil party in a courtroom in violation of religious freedom

November 23, 2018

By Julie Ringelheim, researcher with the FRS-FNRS and Professor at Louvain University. In Lachiri v. Belgium, decided on 18 September 2018, the European Court of Human Rights held that excluding a woman from the courtroom, who was a civil party to the case, on the ground that she wore an ‘Islamic headscarf’ (hijab) amounted to […]