The right to religious education in Lithuania

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Abstract

The article analyzes preconditions of realization of the right to religious education in Lithuania during the period of compulsory education. The article consists of two parts. The essence of the freedom of thought, religion and conscience and their relation to religious education is discussed in the first part. The second part of the article analyses national legal framework related to compulsory education in the light of freedom of thought, religion and conscience. The states are required to ensure education of children according to religious convictions of their parents and needs of the children themselves. The Lithuanian legal regulation, however, allows certain ambiguities as to how effectively may the right to religious education be realised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-458
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number19 (2)
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Human rights
  • Right to education
  • Right to freedom of religion

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