The issue of externalizing religion through clothing style in the European Court of Human Rights adjudications
The European Court of Human Rights has adjudicated on the cases of the presence of religious symbols in the public space several times. Those cases are strictly related to the issue of externalizing religion through clothing style. The author’s examination of this issue is based on analysis of the cases against France, where, since 2004, wearing religious symbols in public schools has been forbidden, and then, in 2010, covering faces in public places was also prohibited. On 1 July 2014 The European Court of Human Rights pronounced that these regulations are consistent with the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and do not transgress the freedom of religion.