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Case Law 286798/2008 (27/06/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (France) - Conseil d’Etat

Date: 06/27/2008

Subject: This comment concerns a proceeding founded on a presumed violation of the norms of article 9 of the ECHR. The Council of State has denied the possibility to acquire the French citizenship for a Moroccan citizen since “she has adopted radically religious practices of her religion, which are not compatible with the essential values of French society and in particular with the principle of equality of sexes”. From the conclusions of the Government commissioner emerges that such practice consists in wearing the burqa

Parties: Mme M.

Original language: French

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 10 Freedom of religion - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 23 Equality between men and women

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