Konrad v. Germany

35504/03 Eur. Ct. H.R. (2006)

From our private database of 45,900+ case briefs, written and edited by humans—never with AI.

Konrad v. Germany

European Court of Human Rights
35504/03 Eur. Ct. H.R. (2006)

Facts

The Konrad family (plaintiffs) lived in Germany and belonged to a Christian sect that prohibited its children from attending private and public schools. Private and public schooling was objectionable because of sex education, increasing violence among students, and the use of fairy tales, so the sect developed a homeschool program called the Philadelphia School. The Philadelphia School was not a school but a curriculum for parents to use at home. In the state where the Konrads lived, the law required children to attend either public or private school, and the state education office had the authority to grant exceptions. The Konrads asked the education office to exempt the Konrad children from attending public or private schools and to allow the Konrads to teach their children at home using the Philadelphia School program. The education office denied the Konrads’ request. The Konrads complained to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that the European Human Rights Convention (EHRC) gave parents the right to educate children in conformity with their religion, that public education conflicted with the Konrads’ beliefs, and that there were no private schools that aligned with those beliefs.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 733,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 733,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,900 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 733,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 45,900 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership