Conditions for Freedom? European Human Rights Law and the Islamic headscarf debate

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This article investigates women's choices and personal freedom by reference to the European Court of Human Rights' jurisprudence on national laws banning the wearing of the Islamic headscarf by adult women. The article focuses on how ECHR law is used and misused to shape women's autonomy rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-679
JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • women's choices
  • clothing
  • expression
  • human rights

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