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Other Decisions 51/06 (05/10/2007)

Authority: Constitutional Court of South-Africa

Date: 10/05/2007

Subject: With regard to the prohibition to wear a nose ring imposed by a school to a student, the Constitutional Court has stated that the custom of wearing such jewel derives from the Hindu culture, following a tradition inseparably linked to the Hindu religion. Therefore the prohibition imposed to the student is discriminating.

Original language: English

Classification: Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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