Muslim veil ‘allowed in courts’

Muslim women will be allowed to wear a veil in court under new guidelines issued following a dispute last year. The Judicial Studies Board’s Equal Treatment Advisory Committee examined whether women should be allowed to wear the full facial covering, the niqab. Decisions should be made on each case and veils should not interfere with the administration of justice, it found.

BBC News, 24 April 2007

See also Judicial Communications Office news release, 24 April 2007

And IHRC press release, 24 April 2007