The Islamic Veil in Europe

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Series Details June 2018
Publication Date 2018
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There has been a debate across Europe and in many European countries with the issue of the Muslim veil - in various forms such as the body-covering burqa and the niqab, which covers the face apart from the eyes.

The debate embraced aspects of religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions. Some feared it as an ad to facilitate of terrorism.

The veil issue was part of a wider debate about multiculturalism in Europe, as many politicians argued that there needed to be a greater effort to assimilate ethnic and religious minorities. Some felt that restrictions on the use of the veil was a form of Islamophobia.

This ESO In Focus highlights information on the topic and developments in specific European countries.

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Developments in specific European countries

+ Austria
+ Belgium
+ Bulgaria
+ Denmark
+ France
+ Germany
+ Italy
+ The Netherlands
+ Norway
+ Russia
+ Spain
+ Switzerland
+ Turkey
+ United Kingdom

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BBC News, 31.05.18: The Islamic veil across Europe
ESO: Find further information in ESO on the Islamic Veil and Europe
The Telegraph, 17.08.17: Burka bans: The countries where Muslim women can't wear veils
Wikipedia: Islamic dress in Europe
ESO: Find further information in ESO on Islamophobia
American Society of International Law: Insights, Vol.21, No.15, December 2017: Veil Bans in the European Court of Human Rights
The Guardian: Tag: Islamic veil
The Guardian, 31.05.18: Burqa bans, headscarves and veils: a timeline of legislation in the west
The New York Times, 19.10.17: Burqa Bans: Which Countries Outlaw Face Coverings?

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