The interrelation of the right to education and the right to freedom of conscience at the example of the ban on hijabs in schools

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Russia has faced a problem of wearing hijab in educational organizations only two years ago, while in Western Europe the debate on this issue does not subside for 30 years. Due to the fact that the common position has not been worked out, it seems important to examine compliance of the ban on wearing Islamic headscarves in educational institutions with international legal acts enshrining the right to education and freedom of conscience and religion; to analyze a position of the Russian Federation at the example of specific legal measures taken to solve the situation in the Stavropol region, that will be discussed in this article; as well as to analyze the opinion of the European Court of Human Rights stated in the case «Leyla Sahin against Turkey» (2005).

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N S Semenova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The Department of International Law Law Institute


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