Petition No 0899/2021 by A.B. (French), on behalf of the “Association UNIE”, on the abolition of the right to family education in violation of fundamental rights in France  
Petition data  

0899/2021

Summary title: Petition No 0899/2021 by A.B. (French), on behalf of the “Association UNIE”, on the abolition of the right to family education in violation of fundamental rights in France

Petition number: 0899/2021

Topics: Education,  Constitutional Affairs,  Equal Opportunities and Gender,  Fundamental Rights

Country: France

Name of association: Association UNIE (Union Nationale pour l'Instruction et l’Épanouissement)

Petitioner data  

Name: A. B.

Petition Summary  

The petitioner, on behalf of the association “Les Enfants d’Abord (LED’A)” (Children first), complains about the French government’s draft law reinforcing respect for the principles of the republic and the fight against separatism (loi confortant le respect des principes de la République et de lutte contre le séparatisme). The new law would abolish the right to family education (IEF), as parents would no longer be free to choose the teaching method that is best for their children. In addition, the petitioner is of the view that the law violates several fundamental rights, such as Articles 1, 10, 14, 21, 24 and 52 of the Charter and she criticises the accelerated process in which the law has been dealt with.