Author: coe.int | 29 May 2019
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 306th session (20-24 May 2019):
- the decision on admissibility and on immediate measures in the case International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 173/2018.
The complaint registered on 30 November 2018 relates to Articles 7§10 (the right of children and young persons to protection), 11§§1 and 3 (the right to protection of health), 13 (the right to social and medical assistance), 16 (the right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection for the family), 17 (the right of children and young persons to appropriate social, legal and economic protection) and 31§§1 and 2 (the right to housing) of the Revised European Social Charter.
The ICJ and ECRE allege that serious systemic flaws in Greek law, policy and practice, which deprive unaccompanied children in Greece (both on the mainland and islands) and accompanied migrant children on the Greek islands of rights to housing, health, social and medical assistance, education, and social, legal and economic protection, are contrary to the obligations of Greece under the European Social Charter. Read more>>>