Burkaförbud: Rättfärdigad restriktion eller brott mot de grundläggande friheterna och mänskliga rättigheterna?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The fundamental freedoms and human rights is something the countries, and its citizens, of the
European Union more or less take for granted. However, in recent years these rights have become a
topic of discussion in the way that a debate about the Islamic headscarves has developed. This
debate has resulted in that a number of countries, including France, have taken legislative measures
to ban clothing that fully covers ones face. Out of these bans a discussion has arisen concerning the
fundamental freedoms and human rights. These burqa bans, as it is labeled in the pubic debate, have
been accused to wrongfully limit the individuals freedoms and human rights.
This study therefore has the aim to analyze these burqa bans in relation to the European Union,
United Nations and the Council of Europe’s general declarations concerning the fundamental
freedoms and basic human rights.
The main result of this study shows that these bans in fact is not a proportionally restrict in the
fundamental freedoms and human rights. These results also are strengthened by the theoretical
positions on freedom as put forth by Samuel Pufendorf and John Stuart Mill.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ban, Niqab, burka, fundamental freedoms, human rights, European Union, United
Social Sciences Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11948Archive number: HHS12:1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-11948DiVA: diva2:530788
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Hammar, Björn, Universitetslektor
Jonsson, Rolf, Universitetslektor