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Dakir v. Belgium
European Court of Human Rights
App. No. 4619/12 (2017)
The Kingdom of Belgium (defendant) passed a law that prohibited face coverings. Six months later, Fouzia Dakir (plaintiff), a Muslim Belgian national who chose to wear a niqab (a veil covering all of the head except for the eyes), brought a lawsuit asserting that the law violated the European Convention on Human Rights.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
Concurrence (Spano, J.)
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