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  11/27/2013, Kislev 24, 5774

EU Court puts France Burqa Ban in Spotlight

The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday began an examination of France's prohibition on the wearing of full-face veils, the so-called 'burqa ban' that is seen by critics as a breach of religious freedom.

By coincidence, the Strasbourg-based court began studying the contentious issue on the same day that an appeal court in Paris upheld the right of a nursery to fire a female employee who insisted on wearing an Islamic headscarf at work.