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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 27

Strange – this is what the Supreme Court of Canada said in 2012 regarding a witness who wanted to testify wearing a  niquab.

“A witness who for sincere religious reasons wishes to wear the niqab while testifying in a criminal proceeding will be required to remove it if (a) this is necessary to prevent a serious risk to the fairness of the trial, because reasonably available alternative measures will not prevent the risk; and (b) the salutary effects of requiring her to remove the niqab outweigh the deleterious effects of doing so.”

‘You are not suitably dressed’: Quebec judge refused to hear single mother’s case because of hijab

Montreal — A Quebec Court judge refused to hear the case this week of a single mother trying to retrieve her car because the woman would not remove her Muslim head scarf.

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