The decision on admissibility in the case Centre on Housing rights and Evictions (COHRE) v. France
In the complaint COHRE
v. France (no. 63/2010), the complainant organisation alleges that evictions and expulsions of
Roma families from their homes and from France during the summer 2010
constitute a violation of the Revised Social Charter. The articles cited in
the complaint are Articles 16 (right of the family to social, legal and
economic protection), Article 31 (right to housing) and Article 19§8 (guarantees
concerning expulsion). The complainant organisation further argues that the
facts at stake constitute discrimination in the enjoyment of the above
mentioned rights (Article E).
In its decision, the Committee observes that the complaint concerns
Articles 16, 19§8, 31 and E of the Revised Charter, provisions
accepted by France when it ratified this treaty on 7 May 1999 and to
which it is bound since the entry into force of this treaty in its
respect on 1 July 1999.
The Committee notes that, COHRE is an international non-governmental
organisation with participative status with the Council of Europe,
which is included in the list, established by the Governmental
Committee, of international non-governmental organisations that are
entitled to lodge complaints before the Committee.
The Committee also decides , in accordance with Rule 26 in fine of
its Rules and in view of the seriousness of the allegations, to give
precedence to this complaint and thus sets time limits for the
proceedings which will not be extended.
Decision on admissiblity
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