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Unveiling the Headscarf Debate

Lyon, Dawn (2004) Unveiling the Headscarf Debate. Feminist Legal Studies, 12 (3). pp. 333-345. ISSN 0966-3622. (doi:10.1007/s10691-004-4991-4) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64715)

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Abstract

In March 2004 the French parliament controversially adopted legislation regulating the wearing of symbols indicating religious affiliation in public educational establishments. This note discusses several features of the new law indicating its origins, its rationale and its position within French constitutional discourse on religious freedom and secularity. It is based on a panel discussion held in April 2004 within the Gender Studies Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. Placing the French legislative initiative in the context of recent developments in national and European case law (suggesting clear limitations to freedom of religion), the note explores the complexity of issues of gender, identity and difference in the present debate, especially when considered in the light of reactions to the law in Islamic countries.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10691-004-4991-4
Uncontrolled keywords: Constitutional law, cultural diversity, European Convention on Human Rights, feminism, French law, gender, headscarf, identity, Islam, religious freedom, veil
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1236 Women and the state. Women's rights. Women's political activity
K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Dawn Lyon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 13:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64715 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lyon, Dawn: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8534-2194
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