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Sweden’s laws, according to Mike Donnelly, a lawyer with the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, are even contrary to the European Convention, which states that families have the right to school within their own religious and philosophical convictions.

Mr. Donnelly said the Swedish government, which claims a child’s right to education, is suppressing individual rights, and HSLDA will aid individual families until they are granted the right to school their children.

But Mr. Himmelstrand said many families will stay and fight in court, whether in Sweden or in European Union venues, citing the convention’s guarantee of parental rights.

“They feel they have found something very good, and they will not easily give up,” he said.