The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights welcomed on Tuesday the decision of the French Council of State to put a stop to the prohibition of Burkini: “These decrees do not improve the security situation; they tend instead to fuel religious intolerance and stigmatization of Muslim faith in France, particularly women “, said the High Commissioner’s office in a statement.
“dress codes, such as anti-burkini decrees, disproportionately affect women and girls and undermine their independence by denying their ability to make independent decisions about their way of dressing” did he even tried.
according to the agency, according to international standards of human rights, limits on freedom of every person to manifest religion or belief, including the choice of attire, “are only allowed in very limited circumstances, including for the protection of public safety, public order, public health or morals” . Furthermore, under international human rights law, the measures adopted in the name of public order must be appropriate, necessary and proportionate, the statement said. It has also highlighted the Council of State in its decision.
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“the people with the burkini can not be reproached hostile or violent reactions of others”
a statement which was supplemented by a tweet reminding, speaking through spokesman Rupert Colville, “those bearing the burkini can not be reproached hostile or violent reactions of others” “Any public policy measure should be designed for people who incite hatred or react violently, not for women who want to just walk on the beach or go swimming wearing clothes in which they sontent comfortable. “
This position at the highest level of international institutions complements the many criticisms of France by several media, including Anglo-Saxons.
It comes as arrested “anti-burkini” four communes of the Côte d’Azur find themselves in court on Tuesday and Wednesday, these cities have decided to maintain order despite the decision of the State Council invalidating that of Villeneuve-Loubet.
on the government side, if the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, recalled that anti-burkini law would be unconstitutional, the Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, continues to view the burkini ‘s assertion in the public space of political Islamism “, despite what says its creator, an Australian who designed it for practical purposes.