Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Australian Requirement On Identifying Veiled Women Signing Documents Taking Effect

In the Australian state of New South Wales, on April 30 new laws take effect which will require Muslim women wearing the full face veil to remove it when signing documents that need to be officially witnessed. According to The National yesterday, the law passed last December imposes a fine of 220 dollars Australian on justices of the peace and lawyers who witness documents without checking the identity of the person signing it by asking the person to show her face. Muslim women will generally be able to locate women justices of the peace to witness documents.