Headscarves and Burqa Bans: Has France (and Europe) Become Islamophobic?
Professor Cécile Laborde
Professor of Political Theory at the UCL Department of Political Science and currently a Member of Princeton's Institute of Advanced Studies. Professor Laborde is the author of Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy.
Professor Patrick Weil
Visiting Professor at NYU's Institute of French Studies and Visiting Professor of Law and Robina Foundation International Fellow at Yale Law School (Fall 2010). Professor Weil was a member of the 2003 French Presidential Commission which recommended the ban of religious symbols in public schools.
- Cécile Laborde, 'Virginity and Burqa: Unreasonable Accommodations?' (30 Oct 2008) (translated from French: )
- Cécile Laborde, 'Quatre raisons pour ne pas interdire le port du voile intégral' (27 Sept 2010) (in French)
- Cécile Laborde, 'State Paternalism and Religious Dress', International Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming)
- Patrick Weil, 'Why the French Laïcité is Liberal', 30(6) Cardozo Law Review 2699-2714 (June 2009)
- Patrick Weil, 'La loi sur la burqa risque l'invalidation par l'Europe' (23 Nov 2010) (in French)