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Turkish Schools must allow more religious tolerance:EUCourt

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:41 pm
by lostexpectation
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey needs to ensure that religious education in schools is objective and gives additional weight to beliefs other than Sunni Islam, the European Court of Human Rights ruled today.

Hasan Zengin and his daughter Eylem, followers of the Alevi faith, argued the religious culture and ethics classes in Turkey weren't neutral and were incompatible with the country's secular system. The family's request for Eylem to be exempt from the classes was rejected, a decision upheld by national courts.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... fer=europe

how did this get to the EU court? ah I see its a;ready signed up to te Council of Europe and the European Human Rights Convention.


http://desicritics.org/2007/10/11/040442.php

will the military intervene to save the day again?

Re: Turkish Schools must allow more religious tolerance:EUCo

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:03 pm
by Martha
lostexpectation wrote:
will the military intervene to save the day again?
You mean, when the Irish system falls - right after the collapse of the American economy?

Re: Turkish Schools must allow more religious tolerance:EUCo

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:23 pm
by smiffy
lostexpectation wrote:how did this get to the EU court?
Sorry, this is a bit off-topic, but it's a bee in the bonnet for me. The European Court of Human Rights has nothing to do with the European Union. It's a Council of Europe institutions, and the CoE has a much wider membership than the EU.

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:34 pm
by lostexpectation
well I did know that i just mistakenly used EU as short hand for European, although I did look up to see that turkey was in it, but thanks knowitall smiffy