German Family's Homeschooling Case Filed at European Court of Human Rights

Country: Germany

Date of incident: April 6, 2017

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Education / Governmental



The Wunderlich family brought its case against Germany to the European Court of Human Rights in April 2017. In 2013, the Christian parents began homeschooling their children. German authorities took temporary custody of the children and imposed criminal penalties on the parents for not sending their children to school. The European Court of Human Rights will examine whether Germany violated the Wunderlich’s fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children.

Sources: ADF International and The Local