22 March 2006

Denbigh wins in Lords

The Guardian:

The law lords today overturned a court ruling that teenager Shabina Begum's human rights were violated when she was banned from wearing full Islamic dress at school.

Shabina, 17, won a landmark victory last March that Denbigh high school in Luton, Bedfordshire, had infringed her human rights after teachers would not let her wear a traditional jilbab covering her body completely.

I covered this before - this looks like a good verdict, though it is not outside the realm of possibility that the July bombings changed the climate somewhat (which it shouldn't have, really; the previous ruling was bad because it was based on the idea of thought crimes not because it was "pro-muslim").

I'll look at the ruling in detail as soon as I can.

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