On August 10, 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee issued an opinion on the confirmation by the French justice system, of a termination of employment of an employee of a nursery who wanted to wear a veil inside the establishment. Fired in 2008, the plaintiff had ultimately failed to establish any discrimination before French courts. In its conclusions, the UN Human Rights Committee noted that “the ban on wearing a headscarf at the workplace constitutes an interference with exercising his right to freedom to manifest his religion” in violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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