A Quest for Open Helmets: On the Danish Burqa Affair

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The Danish burqa-affair contains a prohibition of wearing religious and political symbols in court as well as a re-interpretation of existing legislation in order to identify where within the limits of freedom of religion it is possible to make prohibitions towards the use of the burqa. The reactions are in this article interpreted as concerning central values such as open-minded-ness and equality combined with respect for freedom of religion also in public institutions, understood as representing 'the people' as common
Original languageEnglish
JournalQuaderni di Diritto e Politica Ecclesiastica
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)193-210
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
EventThe Burqa Affair across Europe: between Private and Public - University of Insubria, Faculty of Law , Como, Italy
Duration: 4 Apr 20115 Apr 2011


ConferenceThe Burqa Affair across Europe: between Private and Public
LocationUniversity of Insubria, Faculty of Law

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