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# Face Veil

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# ticino
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.
# Veil
Italy takes first steps to banning face veil
The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.
# Australia
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.
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.
# Syria
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.
# veils
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.
# Burka Ban
French vote for full veil ban