Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Category: Muslims

  • The ECHR and the new Swiss constitutional ban on minarets

    The decision by Swiss voters, by a 57.5% margin, to ratify a constitutional amendment backed by nationalist parties that bans the construction of new minarets is not a proud moment for Switzerland. It is hard to see what motivation could lie behind popular ratification of the amendment except old-fashioned religious prejudice.