Hijabs again: Lachiri v Belgium

The ECtHR has ruled in favour of a Muslim woman, Mrs Hagar Lachiri, who was excluded from the courtroom in a criminal trial on account of her refusal to remove her hijab.

The background

In Lachiri v Belgium [2018] ECHR 727 [French only], Mrs Lachiri and other members of her family applied to join proceedings as civil parties seeking damages in relation to the prosecution for unlawful killing of the man who had assaulted her brother – who had died from his wounds. Continue reading