Strasbourg, France, Jan 11, 2019 / 18:01 pm
Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws did not prevail in the European Court of Human Rights, which unanimously rejected their claims Thursday.
"It is a very disheartening day for our family and the many families affected by this in Germany," Dirk Wunderlich, who with his wife Petra are the parents of four children, said Jan. 10.
"After years of legal struggles, this is extremely frustrating for us and our children," he continued. "It is upsetting that the European Court of Human Rights has not recognized the injustices we have suffered at the hands of the German authorities."
The parents are devout Christians and thought even private schools would expose their children to "unwanted influences," BBC News reports.