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‘Burkini’ Ban Supended by the French Council of State

Stéphanie WATTIER
Chargée d’enseignement et chercheuse postdoctorale à l’Université de Namur
Chargée de recherche honoraire du F.R.S.-FNRS à l’Université catholique de Louvain

26 aot 2016 - Cons. Etat (fr.), Ligue des droits de l’homme e.a.

On November 26th, 2016 the French Council of State suspended the municipal decree adopted by the mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet on August 5th, 2016 to ban the wearing of “burkini” on the beaches in the municipality.
After a few terminological clarifications and a brief recall of the facts, this paper analyses the decision of the Council of State and proposes a parallel with the Belgian situation.

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