UK Lords to hear Muslim religious dress appeal

[JURIST] The House of Lords [official website], the UK's highest court, hears arguments Monday in the case of a Muslim teenage girl who argues that a British school's decision to forbid her from wearing a Muslim jilbab [Wikipedia backgrounder] to school was a violation of the UK Human Rights Act [text]. Shabina Begum was 14 when she was banned from school for wearing the traditional full-length religious dress [JURIST news archive]. Last year she won her case [court judgment; JURIST report] in the UK Court of Appeal [official website], but Luton's Denbigh High School [official website] appealed. The Guardian has more.

 

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