A French citizen filed an application against France to challenge the ban on the full face veil (Law no. 2010-1192 of 11 October 2010 entered into force in France on 11 April 2011, prohibiting any person from concealing their face in public).
She argued that as a woman wearing a face veil, the ban constituted a violation of her right to private life, freedom of religion, freedom of expression and her right not to be discriminated against.
FoRB violation – Manifestation: worship, observance, practice, teaching
(2) The court held that the ban imposed was to be regarded as proportionate to the aim pursued, namely the preservation of the conditions of “living together” as an element of the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and thus no violation of Articles 8 or 9 of the Convention was found.