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#Face Veil

# face-veil - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Swiss region set to ban full face veil

The bill was inspired by a controversial French law barring women from wearing a niqab, a head-to-toe body covering, in public.

# face-veil - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Italy takes first steps to banning face veil

The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.

# face-veil - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Police in New South Wales granted new powers to remove face veils

Police in Australia’s most populous state will now be permitted to demand that a woman remove her face covering when investigating minor offences.

# face-veil - Monday 11 April, 2011

France's face veil ban takes effect today

A controversial ban on facial veils has come into effect in France today, despite protests by interest groups that the ban violates European human rights law.

# face-veil - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Syria reverses ban on Islamic face veil

The President has also closed the country’s only casino. The moves have been seen as an attempt to reach out to conservative Muslims.

# face-veil - Friday 4 March, 2011

France's face veil ban to take effect next month

The banning of some religious dress in European countries have drawn criticism by human rights groups – who say the laws discriminate against Muslims and impede an individual’s freedom of expression.

# face-veil - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

FRENCH MPS have voted to ban women from wearing the Islamic full veil in public, the BBC reports. The ban will be ratified by France’s senate in September and will become law. Fines of €150 for women who wear the veil in public, or €30,000 and one year in prison for men who force their wives to wear it, have been suggested.