French Council Advises Against Total Ban On Burqa

March 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

France's highest administrative body has concluded that a total ban on Islamic face-covering veils in public risks being found illegal and advises against it.

The Council of State also says in a report on the veil that even a limited ban would be difficult to enforce.

The council said Tuesday that a total ban risks violating the French Constitution as well as the European human rights convention.