Darmstadt, Germany, Jul 2, 2019 / 09:05 am
A court in Germany has ruled that a homeschooling Christian couple may retain custody of their children as they await an appeal against the country's compulsory school attendance law.
For nearly 15 years, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich have been engaged in a legal battle over their decision to homeschool their four children, in violation of a German law prohibiting homeschooling.
A domestic court in Darmstadt ruled July 2 that the Wunderlichs may have custody of their two youngest children, who are still minors, as they wait to be referred to the highest level of the European Court of Human Rights.
"The right of parents to direct the education of their children is a fundamental right, protected in international law," said Robert Clarke, director of European Advocacy for ADF International.