France: Rules exclude Muslim women basketball players from competitions

On the occasion of the forthcoming General Assembly of the French Basketball Federation on 14 October 2023, Amnesty International has called on the French Basketball Federation and the French Ministry of Sport, Olympic and Paralympic Games to ensure that rules regarding the wearing of sports head coverings in competitions comply with international human rights law and do not discriminate against and violate the rights of Muslim women players who wear headgear in France.

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