Employee or civil servant wearing a headscarf
Exploring the possibilities for strategic litigation
On 14 March the European Court of Justice ruled that, in certain cases, employers may implement a headscarf ban. At this expert meeting, ACELG in cooperation with Clara Wichmann and Open Society Justice Initiative will discuss the ruling and possibilities for recourse. Upon invitation only.
The ECJ ruling is the result of cases brought by women from Belgium and France who were dismissed for wearing a headscarf. In the Netherlands, a woman similarly filed a court case in 2016 against the Court of Rotterdam after she was refused a job as a court clerk because she wore a headscarf. Clara Wichmann supports this legal action.
On Tuesday 16 May, Clara Wichmann, Open Society Justice Initiative, and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance of the University of Amsterdam will hold an expert meeting to discuss the ECJ ruling. During the meeting, possibilities for recourse will be explored, as well as the Dutch court case. Jurists, legal scholars, and other experts will discuss the implications of the ECJ ruling in the Netherlands, for both public and private employment.
Christina Eckes (UvA), Elise Muir (Universiteit van Leiden), Eva Brems (Universiteit van Gent), Nawal Mustafa (Clara Wichmann), Maryam H'madoun (OSJI, Boss Of my Own Head), Simon Cox (OSJI), Jelle Klaas (PILP), Regien de Graaff and Julie Pascoet (ENAR).