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Religious Symbols: How Wide the Margin of Appreciation? the Turkish Headscarf Case, the Strasbourgcourt, and Secularist Tolerance

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Starting with a summary of the facts of the Şahin case and the background of Turkish law and practice regarding legislation, judicial decisions, and government regulations on headscarfs, this chapter discusses the European practice of religious regulation. It also discusses the Court's ruling and the parties' arguments in relation to the concept of a margin of appreciation. Lastly, on evaluation of the Court's ruling, the chapter discusses, from a human rights and secular angle, the Court's possible contradictions between the Şahin case and past rulings, as well as the margin of appreciation and the right to manifest religious beliefs.

Keywords: Şahin; margin of appreciation; religious beliefs; religious regulation; Strasbourg Court; Turkish law



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