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Wearing the Niqab

Legal Issues to Wearing the Niqab Courts & Schools

Anthony Wooding discusses the legal issues surrounding a recent ruling by Judge Peter Murphy.

Judge Murphy ruled that a Muslim woman can stand trial wearing a full-face veil but must remove it to give evidence.

The judge made the ruling at Blackfriars Crown Court in London in September 2013, where a woman is due to stand trial accused of intimidating a witness.The trial is due to begin on November 4 2013.