‘Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court, has said that women giving evidence in court should do so without a face veil. She said she had come to this view when ordering a mother in a family court case to remove her veil in order to assess whether the witness was lying and now took the view that the same should happen in criminal cases. Sensibly she has suggested that judges should be able to insist that women reveal their faces to juries.’
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Felicity will be discussing these issues with other experts at a conference at Nottingham Trent University Human Rights, Law and Religion: Perspectives on the Islamic Face Veil on the 30th of March 2015. To learn more about the conference click here.