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Norway's Labour and Progress parties have stated that they would consider revisiting the issue of a Muslim veil ban in the wake of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that a public ban does not violate the human rights of Muslim women.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday gave support to France's claim that the statutory public prohibition of clothing which covers the face is within the framework of European human rights.

"We must consider whether we should promote the proposal again, after the court in Strasbourg has now confirmed what we have constantly said: that a ban is compatible with human rights," said Mazyar Keshvari at the Progress Party (FRP) to the VG daily.


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