This week’s issue of SSRN’s Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes:
“European Law and the Veil: Muslim Women from Victims to Emblems of the Enemy” by Susanna Mancini
After highlighting the importance of gender difference in the construction of collective identities, this article identifies a shift in the ratio of European measures regulating Muslim women’s clothing, from the need to protect them from their assumed oppressive culture, to their constructions as emblems of the enemy.
“Is the Court of Justice of the European Union Finding its Religion?” by Peter Oliver and Philippa Watson
This article examines the provisions in EU law, and the case law relating to, religion—especially religious discrimination. Important recent cases include those regarding restrictions on Muslim headscarves at work and Islamic slaughter as well as German restrictions on the application of EU law to religious organizations.