Right to appeal over jilbab ban

15th July 2005 at 01:00
A school accused of discrimination for excluding a student who wore Islamic shoulder-to-toe dress has won the right to appeal. The Court of Appeal ruled in March that Denbigh high school in Luton had breached the human rights of Shabina Begum, aged 16, and had acted unlawfully when it excluded her for wearing the jilbab. But three law lords ruled this week that the school could appeal to the House of Lords.

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