453. The right to education.

Questions concerning respect for parents' religious beliefs in the education of their children may arise under the Convention right to education, which requires contracting states, in the exercise of any functions which they assume in relation to education and to teaching, to respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions1. In this context 'respect' suggests more than mere acknowledgment or even that a parent's views have been taken into account, and instead implies some positive obligation on the part of the state2. The right to respect for