ERRC v Bulgaria, Collective Complaint 46/2007 (discrimination, health care)
25 March 2014
The European Roma Rights Centre filed a collective complaint against Bulgaria, under the Revised European Social Charter. ERRC claimed that the exclusion of Roma from health insurance coverage, the lack of systematic and effective government policies to address disproportionate health risks, as well as the and lack of measures to eliminate widespread discriminatory practices against Roma in the provision of health services amounted to a violation of Articles 11 (the right to protection of health) and 13 (the right to social and medical assistance) of the Revised European Social Charter, read in conjunction with Article (non-discrimination clause).
The Committee found violations of Article 11 and 13, in conjunction with Article E.