The Strasbourg Court on Issues of Religion in the Public Schools System

  • Lech Garlicki


Religions have always constituted an omnipresent phenomenon in all societies. Over the past almost 300 years, public schools have also emerged as a necessary component of a modern State. Since religious freedom assumes diversity and public schooling must maintain a certain degree of uniformity, a clash between conflicting approaches and demands becomes unavoidable. It is the function of the state to provide for a solution and, in the European legal space, it is the function of supranational jurisdictions to watch over state action affecting individual rights.


Public School Democratic Society Religious Instruction Religious Freedom Public School System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lech Garlicki
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  1. 1.Warsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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