A photo taken in 2015 shows a visitor trying on a headscarf on a seller’s stand during the 32nd Annual Meeting of France’s Muslims. (AFP)
The case was brought by Sarah Asmeta, a 30 year old hijab-wearing French-Syrian lawyer
PARIS: France’s highest court on Wednesday upheld a ban on barristers wearing the hijab and other religious symbols in Lille law courts, a court official said, a judgment which could set a precedent for the rest of the country.
The case was brought by Sarah Asmeta, a 30 year old hijab-wearing French-Syrian lawyer, who had challenged a rule set by the Bar Council of Lille, northern France, banning religious and political markers in courtrooms on the grounds that it was discriminatory.