Law and Islamic dress: a critique of human rights in Europe

Brayson, Kimberley Law and Islamic dress: a critique of human rights in Europe. Hart, Oxford. (Submitted)

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The book challenges existing orthodoxy at the European Court of Human Rights using a discourse theory analysis. The monograph focuses in particular on the highly topical issue of Muslim women living in Europe and the enduring controversy over Islamic dress in Europe. The monograph tests the human rights discourse developed under the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to the claims of the diversity of Muslim women living in Europe. This is done to examine the extent to which the jurisprudence developed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and domestic courts in this area can be considered “systematically distorted communication” in the sense defined by Jürgen Habermas, with the aim of highlighting systematic discrimination against women who wear Islamic dress. The book employs a socio-legal theoretical apparatus to carry out a case law analysis of the rights of the ECHR in relation to Islamic dress. As such the book sheds light on the sociological significance of the normative role of law in shaping social and cultural mores in relation to the issue of Islamic dress.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Gender Studies
Depositing User: Kimberley Brayson
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 16:23
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 16:23
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