German authorities Salzkotten serious penalty imposed on the eight families of Russian origin for the fact that the parents refused to send their children to compulsory in primary school sex education lessons. The fathers of these families have been sentenced to prison. In addition to the rejection of the presence of their children in the classroom sex education, these parents also resisted attempts to involve their children in the school play «Mein Korper gehort mir» («My body belongs to me"), in which small children told how to have sexual intercourse.
Once the authorities have not been able to force parents to comply with the fines, they have resorted to short-term imprisonment of heads of each of the families. One of the fathers spent seven days in jail before he was released.
This situation took control of the Christian human rights organization "International human rights movement" activities which in particular is to protect the right to religious freedom and the right to home schooling in Europe.
As the president of the organization, Joel Thornton, "such persecution saltskottenskih families by the state shows that the German system of education officials are determined to punish families who insist on home schooling, and all other dissenters to the legislation on compulsory education, even if they are protesting against only one obviously controversial subject. "
Operating in many countries, and in particular in Germany, the juvenile justice system is defined by its proponents as "a system of protection of the rights and legitimate interests of minors, uniting around a specialized juvenile court social services and community organizations." Juvenile justice is guided by the principle of priority of rights and freedoms of the child over the rights of adults. It was in this frame of action Russian parents were treated by the German authorities as a "violation of the child’s right to information."
In Russia attempts to introduce a system of juvenile justice from the middle 90s. Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin N 942 of 14.09.1995, approved the "National Plan of Action for Children," in which, among the measures to strengthen the legal protection of children provided for the creation of a juvenile justice system, has started the process of formation of this system. In the same year, in the Rostov region started an experiment on the introduction of a regional model of juvenile justice — even before the adoption of relevant laws, he was the first in Russia Juvenile Court. Today in the Rostov region already has 15 juvenile courts.
Our portal has written repeatedly about what in practice will result in the introduction of this practice in Russia.
In February 2002 the State Duma passed the first reading of the Federal Constitutional Law of the Russian Federation "On Amending the Federal Constitutional Law" On the Judicial System of the Russian Federation ", providing for the establishment of specialized juvenile courts in the federal courts of general jurisdiction.
Juvenile courts, as the draft law within its jurisdiction hear criminal, civil and administrative cases, at least one of the participants who is a minor. However, the final decision on the matter is not accepted until now. In October 2004, a bill tentatively been considered in the Office of the President and was not supported.