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The city of Nice has joined other local authorities in suspending the anti-burkini ordinance introduced on August 19. The move followed a ruling of France’s Council of State invalidating a similar ordinance introduced by Villeneuve-Loubet. Menton withdrew its own ordinance on Wednesday night.
The moves mark an important victory for the Committee Against Islamophobia in France and the League for Human Rights. The European Convention on Human Rights declared the local rulings as discriminatory. Under Article 9 of the European Convention, freedom of religion includes the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the freedom to exercise religion or belief publicly or privately, alone or with others. Advocates of repealing the local burkini bans have argued that beach dress is a matter of choice.
Internationally, the burkini bans have been met with incredulity, as police officers patrolled French beaches ordering women to take off more clothes.
Since 20th July, the Department of Urban Amenities has been offering a free shuttle service for residents living around the Grand Ida construction site.
The weekend’s traffic situation is looking rough for those who are both leaving or returning from holidays.
The Monaco Yacht Show may not be going ahead this year, however industry professionals will still be able to attend the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Martial arts fighter Conor McGregor will join team Notorious for The Crossing: Calvi – Monaco Water Bike Challenge.