Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - With a complaint to the North Rhine-Westphalia Constitutional Court, a group of parents want to force their children to go back to elementary school normally.

"In addition to the right to education, it is also about a decent existence for children, which must be based on the child's developmental phases," said Nicole Reese from the group "Klage für Bildung" on Thursday evening.

Since the development phases “cannot be postponed at will”, damage to education and the associated health of children is irreversible.

Reese pointed out that paediatricians also advocated opening schools.

The procedure is about a seven-year-old second grader from Düsseldorf who feels significantly disadvantaged by the corona restrictions.

Other families with a total of around 20 children belong to the group of plaintiffs; the situation is similar for them.

This lawsuit and three other lawsuits from other families failed last week before the Higher Administrative Court in Münster - from the point of view of the judges, the restrictions at the schools are probably proportionate in view of the corona risks for the population.

According to Reese, the Constitutional Court should decide in the urgent proceedings next week (file number VerfGH 19/21 VB1).


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