Publication
Title
On turbans, abayas, and colanders : the scope of religious dress in a pluralistic society
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Abstract
This article scrutinizes the ongoing European debate surrounding religious attire, particularly in the context of legal restrictions and requests for accommodation. The core inquiry revolves around the ambiguous definition of ‘religious dress’, encompassing both prescribed attire and symbols with religious significance. Beyond conventional religious garments that are generally legally accepted, the article delves into the contentious classification of cultural styles, as seen recently with the ban on abayas and qamis in French public schools, and the exemptions for ‘religious dress’ claimed by adherents to mock religions such as Pastafarianism. Acknowledging the contested nature of defining religion, the article examines the potential necessity for legal definitions, emphasizing their role in determining both recognition and limitations. The study navigates the European legal framework, drawing insights from supranational sources and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights to unravel the intricacies, challenges, and implications of regulating religion and religious dress in Europe.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Oxford Journal of Law & Religion
The Oxford journal of law and religion. - Oxford, UK, 2012, currens
Publication
2024
ISSN
2047-0770
DOI
10.1093/OJLR/RWAE008
Volume/pages
(2024) , 26 p.
Article Reference
rwae008
ISI
001196902800001
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 26.04.2025
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Multiculturalism in Healthcare: Rights and Duties of Healthcare Providers and Patients When Manifesting Their Religious and Cultural Preferences in the Healthcare Setting.
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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