Content type: Examples
16th October 2020
A new requirement to wear wear masks in public in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus poses a problem in France and Belgium, where laws prohibit wearing face coverings, with health as the only allowed exception. In France, where the law was passed in 2010, between 2011 and 2017 1,830 Muslim women were fined for wearing veils and 145 were warned. The law does not state how to distinguish when face coverings are worn for health reasons rather than religious belief. This leaves…