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Canton Geneva holds firm on French resident kids in schools

National News // May 16, 2019

French resident Geneva parents fighting for the right to have their children educated in the canton are feeling more confident about their legal battle after further legal documents support their claim.

pixabay Canton Geneva holds firm on French resident kids in schools

For the last year Geneva cantonal authorities have refused to allow children living in France to attend schools. Despite often the parents being Swiss and working in the canton.

Three lawyers have published their opinion, including law professors from the universities of Fribourg and Lausanne, say the decision violates the freedom of movement accord.

But the canton remains steadfast. Geneva president, Antonio Hodgers, told the press there are no plans to change their position.

But parents hope the courts will decide otherwise. Parental groups are already planning a legal challenge.

 

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