#SuitablyDressed - Call for Support

Support the MLSA's Call: #SuitablyDressed Solidarity Photos

| Join us on March 18, 2015 |

On February 24, 2015, Rania El-Alloul appeared before a Quebec court. The presiding judge refused to hear her testimony on grounds that her hijaab did not meet the requirements of court decorum; in other words, according to Justice Marengo, Ms. El-Alloul was not #SuitablyDressed.


The University of Ottawa's Muslim Law Students' Association (MLSA) invites you to stand in solidarity with Rania El-Alloul, by participating in our photoshoot supporting the call for #SuitablyDressed solidarity photos.


With Prime Minister Harper's recent comments causing an uproar on social media (#dresscodePM), we must now, in the same vein, continue displaying our disappointment and outrage in Justice Marengo's disregard for rights we all hold -- and ought to hold -- in the highest of regards. In the absence of any official response, we demand that Justice Marengo issue an apology, and that Quebec's Conseil de la magistrature (Judicial Council) conduct a thorough investigation on the actions of the said judge.


We also call on all Muslim Law Students' Associations across the country to please organize similar calls for solidarity photos. A special thank you to Ms. Amna Qureshi, former President of the University of Ottawa's MLSA, for initiating the call for #SuitablyDressed solidarity photos.

Call for #SuitablyDressed Solidarity Photos

Wednesday, March 18th, 5-6pm

57 Louis-Pasteur Private

Ottawa, ON

WHAT? We will be taking a group picture with all participants. You are all welcome to take individual pictures as well. "I am #SuitablyDressed" and "She is #SuitablyDressed" signs will be provided.


We ask that as of Monday, March 16, 2015, we all begin posting pictures on social media websites, using the #SuitablyDressed and #dresscodePM hashtags, and the following Twitter handles:

- @BarreauduQuebec

- @LawSocietyLSUC

- @LSUCCPD

- @CBA_News

- @OBAtoday

- @CBCNews

- @CBCMontreal

- @CBCTheNational

- @uocommonlaw

As well as any others you deem appropriate. Please share with your social media groups and other contacts.


WHERE? TBD, Fauteux Hall

Faculty of Law University of Ottawa


For further details, please send a private message on Facebook to:

- Civil Law: Assma Basalamah and Hina Ansari

- Common Law: Aruba Mustafa


We look forward to seeing you all there!