The Argentine Supreme Court ruling against religious education in Salta province’s public schools during school hours expands the development and scope of antidiscrimination law in Argentina. The decision confirms that the state must adopt a neutral stance with respect to the plurality of groups that coexist in democracy.
The laws permitting religious education in the public schools of Salta province violate human rights and Argentina’s constitution. CELS and five other members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), acting as friends of the court, made a presentation today before the Argentine Supreme Court. A joint press release follows.
The laws and regulations that permit religious education in Salta province’s public schools violate the freedom of worship and conscience as well as other rights. We presented an amicus curiae along with other organizations belonging to INCLO.