The Dutch judiciary announced on Tuesday that headscarves and other clothing indicating religious beliefs will remain banned for judges and clerks, reports the Parool.

In May, the Human Rights Protection board ruled that Rotterdam court discriminated against a Muslim woman who had applied for a clerical job but was rejected. She had said she would not remove her headscarf during court sessions because of her faith.

But the Dutch judicial organisation maintains that judges and clerks must wear neutral clothing. 'Inside the judiciary, the convention applies that judges and clerks should in no way demonstrate their own beliefs, in court and in their handling of legal cases,' it stated on its website.

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