ERRC v Czech Republic, Collective Complaint 220/2022 (For failure to provide equal access to pre-school education for Romani children and children facing poverty and social exclusion)

16 February 2023

This complaint to the European Committee of Social Rights was jointly prepared by the ERRC and the Forum for Human Rights and registered on 2 January 2023. It relates to Article 16 (the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection) of the 1961 Charter read alone and in light of the principle of non-discrimination contained in the Preamble of the 1961 Charter.

Our complaint argues that that the Czech Republic has failed in its duty to provide Romani children, and children facing poverty and social exclusion and their families, with an available, accessible, and affordable system of pre-school education. We argue that the authorities have failed to ensure that these children can enjoy their right to equal access to quality pre-school education in kindergartens.

This work was funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

You can find our complaint here.


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