Muslims girls in Switzerland must not be exempt from mixed swimming lessons, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has said, in a potentially groundbreaking ruling.
The court in Strasbourg threw out an appeal that had been brought by a Muslim couple who said they should be allowed to let their daughters sit out swimming lessons with boys.
It was not a violation of the pupils’ human rights to make them take part in mixed swimming lessons, the court ruled, adding that schools has a “special role” in integrating young children, especially those from foreign backgrounds.
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