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European Court Of Human Rights Upholds Belgium's Ban On Full-Face Veils

The 2011 law, which bars wearing clothing that "partially or totally covers the face" in public, had come under fire for allegedly violating Muslim women's rights to privacy and freedom of religion.

The European Court of Human Rights announced Tuesday that it has upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face veil in public. The law, passed nationwide in June 2011, had come under fire for allegedly violating a series of protections set out by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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