Social Charter

The European Social Charter includes a protocol that enables the European Committee of Social Rights to review collective complaints on rights violations. The ERRC has been one of the principal organisations to use this procedure. Its first collective complaint was submitted in 2003 in a case against Greece concerning the right of Roma to adequate housing. The ERRC has successfully continued to file complaints regarding housing, health, social assistance and social protection to the Committee.

Visit the website of the European Social Charter for information and case law.

  • ERRC v Ireland, Collective Complaint No. 100/2013
  • ERRC v Portugal, Collective Complaint No 61/2010 (discrimination, housing, social protection)
  • ERRC v France, Collective Complaint No 51/2008 (discrimination, housing, social protection)
  • ERRC v Bulgaria, Collective Complaint No 48/2008 (discrimination, social assistance)
  • ERRC v Bulgaria, Collective Complaint No 46/2007 (discrimination, health care)
  • ERRC v Bulgaria, Collective Complaint 31/2005 (discrimination, housing)
  • ERRC v Italy, Collective Complaint 27/2004 (discrimination, housing)
  • ERRC v Greece, Collective Complaint 15/2003 (discrimination, housing)

 

 

ERRC submission to the European Commission on the EU Roma Framework (February 2016)

19 February 2016

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission on progress in 2015 with the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS).

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ERRC submission to UN CEDAW on the Czech Republic (January 2016)

22 January 2016

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning the Czech Republic to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the 63th session (23 February 2016). 

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Combating Hate Crime and Hate Speech in France and Italy

4 February 2016

Introduction

For years, the ERRC has been documenting hate crime and hate speech in various countries. With support from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, the ERRC is carrying out a project designed to expose the extent of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy and improve the authorities' response to these problems. The purpose of this project is to introduce a new methodology for this work and apply it in these two Western European countries, where the extent of anti-Roma hate speech and hate crime is largely recognised, but poorly documented or addressed. 

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