A court in the southern German city of Munich has overturned a 2016 lower court's ruling that struck down a Bavarian state ban on headscarves in courtrooms.
Even if the claimant had won on Wednesday, victory would have been short-lived. The case led the Bavarian parliament to pass a state law completely prohibiting people from wearing religious symbols in courtrooms. The law is set to come into effect in April.
The facts of the case:
- Bavaria's Higher Regional Court told a 25-year-old legal student in 2014 she could not wear a headscarf during public appearances at court. The German-Pakistani student was doing legal training at the court at the time.