Latest update: 01/04/2010
- Burqa - France - French politics - immigration - Islam - Islamic veil
Burqa in France: how far can the ban go?
The full-face veil, referred to in France as the burqa, is once again taking centre stage there. The country's top legal body, the Council of State, has issued an advisory opinion to the government, stating that a complete ban of the burqa has no solid legal basis and could face a challenge in the courts. Some conservative lawmakers are nevertheless determined to ignore this advice and push for a total ban. So where does this leave the government?
Presented by Marc Perelman.
Produced by Aurélien Aeberhard and Antonio Oliveira e Silva.