Global Politics Podcast

Episode 34 - Switzerland's ban on face covering

March 18, 2021 Global Politics
Global Politics Podcast
Episode 34 - Switzerland's ban on face covering
Show Notes

On 8 March, Switzerland voted narrowly in favour of a ban on face coverings in public. The referendum was passed by 51.2 per cent in favour of the ban on face-coverings. The proposal to ban was put forward and campaigned by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) with slogans like “Stop Extremism! Yes to the veil ban.”