626. Right of parents to influence curriculum.

The European Court of Human Rights1 has granted states a wide margin of appreciation in respect of the setting and planning of the curriculum2, which is a matter that mainly involves questions of expediency on which it is not for the Court to rule and whose solution may legitimately vary according to the country and the era3. Consequently, the right of parents to ensure that their children are educated in conformity with the parents' religious and philosophical convictions4 does not prevent states from imparting, through teaching or education, information or knowledge of a directly or indirectly religious or philosophical