• April 14, 2016|Paul Cliteur and Machteld ZeeIndependent Journal Review

    Advocates Are Fighting For A Burqa-Free Europe. Will They Get It?

    For more on this topic, see the authors' article, "The Burqa Challenge to Europe," in the Spring 2016 issue of Middle East Quarterly, a publication of the Middle East Forum. Five years after France's ban on wearing the niqab face veil and body...

  • March 01, 2016|Paul Cliteur and Machteld ZeeMiddle East Quarterly

    The Burqa Challenge to Europe

    In the summer of 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld previously passed French legislation, popularly known as the "burqa ban."[1] In doing so, it accepted the argument that the public wearing of this Islamically-connected full...