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French Ban on Religious Identity Reports

ICCPR Shadow Report on the French Ban on Religious Manifestation

Summary The International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) submits this report to highlight concerns regarding Frances Law No. 2004-228 of 15 March 2004 (the Act), which prohibits students in public primary schools, secondary schools, and lycée from wearing symbols and clothing manifesting a religious affiliation. French […]

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UPR: France, 15th Session, 2013

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: France The International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) submits its analysis on Law No. 2004-22 of Mar. 15, 2004 (also known as the French Headscarf Ban) as a contribution to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of UNHRC member-state […]

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Report on the French Ban to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group

Submission: All Party Parliamentary Group (AGGP) Article 18: An Orphaned Right Structural discrimination that is embedded in “seemingly” neutral legislative policy and has the impact of marginalizing vulnerable communities is one of the most pernicious forms of discrimination. Today, the assault on religious manifestation has extended to […]

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UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights cited ICAAD on France

Quotes about ICAAD recommendations from the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) NGO Summary: “HRW and ICAAD recalled that France rejected recommendations during the previous UPR to repeal the 2004 ban on students wearing ostentatious religious symbols in public schools. They reiterated their objections to […]

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