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)

 

 

Joint submission to UN CRC on Slovakia (April 2016)

18 April 2016

Written comments by the European Roma Rights Centre and Center for Civil and Human Rights concerning Slovakia for consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 72nd Session (17 May 2016 – 03 June 2016)

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ERRC Seeks Lawyer or Legal Trainee

3 May 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of lawyer or legal trainee (depending on the selected candidate’s level of experience). This position is for a career activist with legal skills (as opposed to a career lawyer interested in activism). The lawyer or legal trainee will play a crucial role in the ERRC’s cutting-edge work of bringing innovative, strategic legal cases to further the cause of Roma emancipation. 

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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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