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Freedom of Expression: Western Europe
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Fundamental rights are protected legally at different levels in Western Europe. Do Muslim women living in the member states of the European Union fully experience these rights? Do they benefit from more freedom of expression and religious expression than in Muslim countries?

Freedom of expression and freedom of religious expression are part of the fundamental rights that are guaranteed and protected by law at the national and European Union level. These fundamental rights have individual and collective dimensions that may in some case i…

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Amiraux, Valérie, “Freedom of Expression: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0081g>
First published online: 2009

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