Latest update: 22/04/2010
- Belgium - Burqa - France - government - international justice - Nicolas Sarkozy
Belgium burqa vote: the beginning of a European trend?
The Belgian government will begin debating a controversial bill which could see Belgium become the first European country to ban face-covering Islamic veils from being worn in public. French President Nicolas Sarkozy should be watching this debate very closely as he will be soon proposing a similar ban in France. But what are the consequences of banning the burqa?
Presented by Annette Young.
Produced by Aurélien Aeberhard and Antonio Oliveira e Silva.