COMMENTARYParental rights in a Brave New World: a child of the state?

By Robert Clarke Posted on: | 16 June 2017
Parental rights are grounded in the idea that parents have the principal responsibility to raise their children. They know their children best and have their best interests at heart.

Parents are entitled to ensure that their children are taught in conformity with their own convictions. Be those religious or philosophical. Troublingly, a new concept is rapidly creeping in through the back door - to protect the child from the ‘power of parents’.

Read the full commentary on our blog.

To find out more about parental rights and the European Court of Human Rights take a look at our book The 'Conscience of Europe?'.

Robert Clarke

Director of European Advocacy

Robert E. Clarke serves as legal counsel and director of European advocacy for ADF International at its office in Vienna, Austria.

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