Judge Corsica maintains ban on boerkini

Judge Corsica maintains ban on boerkini

A local court in Corsica Tuesday a streak set by the decision of the French Council of State, which earlier this month the boerkiniverbod invalidated.

Following the judge in the department of Bastia, the mayor of the seaside town of Sisco visit a boerkiniverbod set after on the 13th of August a fight broke out between three families.

“In the specific circumstances, there may be risks that public policy can disrupt and it is up to the mayor to prevent,” according to the decision of the court. The risk of disturbance of the peace weighs in this case heavier than individual freedoms.

The reason for the fight last month was, according to witnesses, a photo by tourists was made of a woman in boerkini. Several French resorts, including a dozen in Corsica, proposed a ban on lichaamsdebekkende swimwear.

Mayor Ange-Pierre Vivoni received support from dozens of colleagues on the island, hoping to see a similar ruling as the court itself on september 13, bending over the ban in the place Ghisonaccia.

Council of State

The highest French court decided on 26 August that the ban acted with individual freedoms. The case was about a boerkiniverbod in Villeneuve-Loubet on the Côte d’azur.

The French League for the rights of man, which is the case for the court, says the right to re-consult on the statement on Corsica. According to the human rights organization there is no clear connection between the fight and the wearing of a boerkini.

“The court assumes, without more from that there is a connection between wearing a boerkini and disrupting the public order. This assumption is not acceptable,” reads a response.

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