SAS v France1 is a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in which the applicant, a Muslim woman who wears the burqa and niqab, challenged French Law no 2010-1192 of 11 October 2010, which prohibits the wearing of clothing designed to conceal one’s face in public places. The Applicant alleged that the measure was inconsistent with Articles 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The ECtHR quickly dispensed with the claim of violation of Articles 3, 10, and 11 and turned its attention to examining the claim with respect to Articles 8, 9, and 14, with the Article 9 right to manifest one’s religion or beliefs as its focus.

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France argued that the law was compatible with the ECHR since it...

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