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Parental Religious Rights vs. Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey

Parental Religious Rights vs. Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Despite parents having primary responsibility, it remains the State's duty to ensure its citizens' education. The orientation of the State's education can be secular can religious; however, the State – having the discretion on curriculum – should comply with human rights principles by promoting pluralism and refraining from indoctrination. In this respect, discussions around religious education have been, and are, highly controversial. This has especially been the case for countries such as Turkey, which have pronounced religious minority groups in their territories. In this regard, the Alevis of Turkey, as the largest religious minority in the country, have been the main actors of a long lasting legal struggle to strive for respect for their freedom of religion as well as parental religious convictions. This article aims to answer to what extent Alevis in Turkey can assert their parental right to religious education through invoking international human rights law, particularly under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal on Minority and Group Rights Brill

Parental Religious Rights vs. Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1385-4879
eISSN
1571-8115
DOI
10.1163/157181108X374752
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Despite parents having primary responsibility, it remains the State's duty to ensure its citizens' education. The orientation of the State's education can be secular can religious; however, the State – having the discretion on curriculum – should comply with human rights principles by promoting pluralism and refraining from indoctrination. In this respect, discussions around religious education have been, and are, highly controversial. This has especially been the case for countries such as Turkey, which have pronounced religious minority groups in their territories. In this regard, the Alevis of Turkey, as the largest religious minority in the country, have been the main actors of a long lasting legal struggle to strive for respect for their freedom of religion as well as parental religious convictions. This article aims to answer to what extent Alevis in Turkey can assert their parental right to religious education through invoking international human rights law, particularly under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

International Journal on Minority and Group RightsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: RESPECT FOR PARENTAL RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS; ICCPR; ECHR; COMPULSORY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION; MINORITY RIGHTS; ALEVISM AND TURKEY

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