Wearing a Niqab to Give Testimony in the UK

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Via the Fem-Prof Listserv....

Have you read the recent UK decision about the right of a defendant to testify in a criminal trial while wearing a niqab?

According to Carolyn Evans, blogging on the Oxford Human Rights Hub, here, the judge's decision is an "excellent, nuanced starting point" for addressing the issue in a human rights framework, and the analysis is similar to the compromise position reached by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v NS, 202 SCC 72 (recall the important commentary on NS by Professor Natasha Bakht on B4E).
Designed by Rachel Gold.