(Commission) The applicant had been refused a certificate of graduation because the school required a photograph of her without a headscarf and she was unwilling for religious reasons to be photographed without a headscarf.
Held: There had been no interference with her article 9 right in that ‘by choosing to pursue her higher education in a secular university a student submits to those university rules, which may make the freedom of students to manifest their religion subject to restrictions as to place and manner intended to ensure harmonious coexistence between students of different beliefs’.
(1993) 74 DR 93
Cited – Begum (otherwise SB), Regina (on the Application of) v Denbigh High School HL 22-Mar-2006
The student, a Muslim wished to wear a full Islamic dress, the jilbab, but this was not consistent with the school’s uniform policy. She complained that this interfered with her right to express her religion.
Held: The school’s appeal . .
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Human Rights, Education
Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.239616