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Dakir v. Belgium

App. No. 4619/12 (2017)

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Dakir v. Belgium

European Court of Human Rights

App. No. 4619/12 (2017)

Facts

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

Issue

Holding and Reasoning

Concurrence (Spano, J.)

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