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Human Rights and Religion: The Islamic Headscarf Debate in Europe

ISBN13: 9781841136523
ISBN: 1841136522
Published: August 2006
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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The debate on multiculturalism and human rights in Europe was reignited in 2004 by the Islamic headscarf ban in France. The legal and political tensions thrown up by this debate are now being witnessed in many European states.

The place of religion in schools in general, and wearing of religious dress in State schools in particular, has become an issue across Europe. Supporters of the right to wear the Islamic headscarf argue that the ban and similar prohibitions infringe a number of human rights.

This book examines the issues by considering questions of language, meaning and symbolism. In doing so it identifies the debates behind the debates. Detailed consideration is given to the headscarf debate in France

Islamic Law
1. Human rights and religion : the challenge of the Islamic headscarf-Hijab
2. The Islamic headscarf debate in France
3. Comparative state practice : Germany
4. Comparative state practice : Switzerland
5. Comparative state practice : Turkey
6. Comparative state practice : United Kingdom
7. Comparative state practice : Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and other European states
8. Comparative state practice : non-European states
9. Applying international human rights standards to the headscarf-Hijab ;
10. Wider perspectives on the headscarf-Hijab