Friday, November 10, 2006

Muslim solicitors can wear the veil in court

JUDGES have been told to allow solicitors and other legal advisers to wear the Islamic veil in court unless it interferes with the "interests of justice".

Interim guidance told the judiciary to use their discretion following a high-profile case.

Stressing the new guidelines were only a temporary solution, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, disclosed that a judicial equal rights committee has been asked to urgently draw up full rules on the veil issue.


1 comment:

Graeme said...

So Muslim solicitors can wear the veil in court?
I wonder if Muslim judges would do the same?
They may as well cover their whole faces up and prove once and for all that British justice is blind!

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