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KRL win to little avail

COMMENTARY: Following the Strasbourg verdict, it should be clear that Norwegian schoolchildren need a new field of view of life, in line with human rights.


[new verdict] Then it happened again. Norway is convicted in an international court for the subject Christian knowledge with a view of religion and lifeorientering (KRL).

29. In June, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that the KRL subject violates Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Nothing less.

But that should come as no surprise. Norwegian religious education has long been in conflict with international guidelines. In 2004, the UN Human Rights Committee criticized the lack. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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