Update: France’s highest court overturns local burkini bans because they violate” fundamental liberties”

Aheda Zanetti's Burqini swim suits.

Aheda Zanetti’s Burqini swim suits.

This just in: France’s highest court has overturned the burkini ban. CBC news reports that:

France’s top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.

The ruling by the Council of State Friday specifically concerns a ban in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.

I posted about this just yesterday, expressing the view that the ban is a racist, Islamophobic restriction on women’s choice.

So it’s gratifying to see that the mayors of the municipalities where the ban was in effect did, indeed, overstep their bounds. The ordinances banning the burkini are a violation of fundamental liberties, says Patrice Spinosi, a lawyer representing the Human Rights League.

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4 thoughts on “Update: France’s highest court overturns local burkini bans because they violate” fundamental liberties”

  1. As much as I don’t like this bizarre ban on burkinis, I find this a lose-lose situation. Either way, women are being victimised. Let’s not blame the attire or woman’s choice, and start blaming the system that allows men to decide what women wear.

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  3. Jean says:

    I found the French municipal authorities’ fuss over burkinis just a royal waste of time.

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  4. I like this, motivational!

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