Tuesday, May 17, 2005

ECHR to Re-Discuss the Headscarf Case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will re-discuss the application concerning the headscarf ban administered in Turkish universities.
Concluding the case dated June 2004 that was opened by two Turkish students Leyla Sahin and Zeynep Tekin, the Court decided that the ban is not contrary to the European Human Rights Convention due to the special condition Turkey is found in. Sahin's lawyers had appealed the outcome of the case. The Grand Chamber of ECHR consisting of 17 judges will re-discuss the case tomorrow (May 18).

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