CROATIA’s top court in its capital Zagreb, recently suspended Sexual Education lessons in all public schools.
It said that the government failed to consult parents when it introduced the classes that are fiercly opposed by conservative groups and religious authorities.
“Enabling parents to take part in the preparation of a curriculum, is a country’s constitutional obligation,” said judge Mato Arlovic.
Consulting pupils’ parents was “notably important in a curriculum linked to different attitudes and beliefs,” he added.
The suspension came after complaints from various quarters which claimed that the lessons violated the constitution because it was implemented without parental approval.