Attorney Ruby Harrold-Claesson, who spoke at the GHEC and also serves as chairman of the pro-family Nordic Committee for Human Rights (NKMR), told THE NEW AMERICAN in an interview that Sweden has "insurmountable" problems with its human rights record--especially as it relates to family and religion.
Throughout the GHEC, distraught parents from Sweden and Germany told honor stories about their home education-linked run-ins with authorities.
As a keynote speaker at the GHEC, Meinhardt also said homeschool-ing should not be restricted.
"It's an expression of the growing confidence among homeschoolers that this is just another historical struggle for human rights and that we will win," ROHUS president-in-exile and GHEC Chairman Himmelstrand, who fled from Sweden with his family, told TNA.
Attorney Michael Donnelly, director of international affairs for the HSLDA and a member of the GHEC board, said the Berlin Declaration was historic.
The declaration was signed by the entire GHEC board.
While GHEC attendees hold all sorts of diverse views, they all agreed on a few key points.