The Switzerland Supreme Court has ruled against parents homeschooling their children.

A ruling on September 16, 2019, has stated that a mother from Basel will not be permitted to educate her eight-year-old son from home. The decision comes two years after the mother's application to the court, which was rejected by school authorities, LifeSite News reports.

The mother argued in her appeal that her constitutional right to privacy was being violated by the court's decision. By ruling that she could not teach from home, the mother says that the court is infringing on her private property -- the sanctity of her own home.

The court rejected this argument, however, ruling instead that the constitutional right to a private life is not related to the issue of homeschooling one's children.

In the ruling, the court also stated that the federal states of Switzerland can decide according to each state whether or not they will allow homeschooling. It had been previously ruled that national law does not specifically grant individuals the right to private learning in their homes, but they have allowed for each state to conclude on their own interpretation of the laws on education for their citizens.

Basel's laws allow for homeschooling only if it can be shown that it is impossible for the child to attend school.

According to the Swiss Broadcasting Company (SBC), more than 1,000 children are homeschooled in the country, with some federal states mandating parents achieve a teaching certificate in order to educate their children outside of the school system.

"Many children who are homeschooled have less interaction with their peers outside the family, so are less socialized," said Franziska Peterhans of SBC. She also stated that lack of resources can hinder a parent's ability to teach their children properly.

A study in the Peabody Journal of Education from 2003 shows that no evidence supports any objection to the practice of homeschooling.