UN committee slams France over school headscarf ban

Friday, Aug 05, 2022

GENEVA: France violated an international rights treaty when it banned a woman from wearing a headscarf while she studied at a school, a UN committee has ruled.The move broke the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee said. Its decision follows a complaint filed in 2016 by a French national born in 1977, whose lawyer does not wish her name to be published. The woman was on a professional training course for adults in 2010, and had passed an interview and entrance test.