The Elephant in the Room: Niqabs in the Courtroom

The Supreme Court of Canada. Guided Tour 2013.

A couple of years ago I attended a lecture delivered by Dr. Natasha Bakht at the University of Alberta, who had come to advocate for women’s right to religious accommodation in the courtroom, a subject which proved to be quite divisive. I wrote a post about it on my personal blog, as I personally felt that her views on the issue were refreshing after all the anti-niqab brouhaha that was around back then. Dr. Bakht’s speech focused on the now famous N.S. vs. the Queen case that took place … [Read more...]


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