Legal Regulation of Religious Clothing in the Public Sphere in the Czech Republic in Light of the Case of a Muslim Student versus a Secondary School
Keywords:basic human rights, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, school, religious clothing
This study examines the issue of religious clothing in public spaces in the Czech Republic. It describes the legal regulation/restriction of this exercise of religious freedom in three areas: photographs on personal documents, face coverings at public assemblies, and religious clothes worn in schools. Regarding the third area, it examines in detail a Muslim student’s case against a medical secondary school. This case shows that the wearing of religious clothing is very loosely regulated in the Czech Republic and is restricted to a few specific areas.