Full Islamic veils should not be permitted in courts according to new guidelines drawn up by senior British judges
The plans have been backed by the Lord Chief Justice, Britain’s most senior judge, but they will first be reviewed to ensure they comply with the law and are not open to legal challenge.
The proposals follow a case in November when a legal representative at an immigration tribunal in Stoke-on-Trent, refused to remove her full veil when asked to do so by the judge.
The judge had said that since only Shabnam Mughal’s eyes were visible, he was not able to hear her "as well as he would like".
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