Problem

Denial of freedom of expression in clothing

Other Names:
Enforcement of standards of dress
Incidence:
School councils in the UK have the power to decide whether school uniforms should be compulsory. If uniforms are to be worn, the school principle can discipline for failing to wear the uniform. In Iran the fundamentalist dress code considers immodest the showing of any hair, or any contour of the body, such as the line of the neck or the waist. The penalties for refusing to submit have been intimidation, threats and at times imprisonment.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET